You and your daughter need to find a therapist who is a good fit for both of you. Many therapists will talk with you over the phone or encourage a complimentary or reduced rate first visit as you try to seek an appropriate match. Ask your regular medical care providers, your company's EAP program, and your HMO's mental health staff for referrals. Take care to explain the characteristics you want in a therapist and the problems you plan to address in therapy. Sometimes personal recommendations from family and friends who have had productive relationships with particular therapists prove to be good starting points. I am sure that you and your daughter will benefit from working with a talented therapist.
Finding the Right Therapist
Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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