I’m not scary. i promise.
How do I start? I don’t even know what to talk about.
Will there be homework?
Do I need to do anything before our session?
How are you different from a therapist? re: the therapist question , one possible suggestion is to discuss that you are not here to pathologize what they are going through, only to provide a space to move through it.
I don't know what I'm supposed to say
I can't hire you until I figure out X.
I bet I'm the most messed up person you've ever met, and you'll have no idea how to help me, because it's hopeless.
I've tried talking to people, it never works.
I'm worried you'll tell me I should be a minimalist and release everything.
Evidence shows that provider/client rapport is as important as the intervention utilized. You’ll know after the first consult/session if this is a good fit for you.
You asked a very hard to ask question about my personal history in a way that it hadn’t been asked before that (I feel) changed the trajectory and outcomes of our time together.
How many sessions do you think I'll need? (I know you can't answer this but people will ask so you need some kind of response.)
Can you work with me and my partner/spouse together?
What if it’s my spouse/kids / roommate etc. who is the problem?
What are your credentials/background?
What if I'm not sure what the problem is?
Do you do retreats?
I have (x list of 12 problems), how can you help me decide which to work on first, or do we tackle them all at once?)
Do you have experience working with people with addictions/eating disorders/substance abuse?
It’s my daughter who’s really needing help, she’s 12. What age range do you normally work with?
Do you offer an introductory "get to know me" call?
My house is loud. I never have alone time. How will I be able to talk on the phone for an hour? I can’t even manage 5 minutes of silence.
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