How do I find the right therapist for me?

The biggest predictor of success in therapy is finding a good therapeutic fit. Here's how we help you find it.

Research consistently shows that the biggest predictor of success in therapy is not the clinical approach, it’s not the therapist’s training background or years of experience, and it’s not based on whether the therapist has lived through experiences that relate to what you’re going through. 

Here’s what you can look out for to determine the right fit:

  • You feel understood
  • You don’t feel judged, ashamed, or embarrassed
  • The focus is on you and your life
  • Your therapist offers new ways of thinking
  • Your therapist works are your pace

Our Care team specializes in supporting individuals in finding the perfect therapist match. We dedicate our time to connect with you one-on-one, to learn what type of support you are looking for. If you'd like to connect with our Care team, feel free to complete our Matching Questionnaire! This questionnaire provides us with more detail and allows you to express any preferences and interests in a therapist you are seeking. It is your therapy journey, and you have a say in your therapist's ideals and preferences! We have a variety of practitioners here at Shift to meet your needs. Our therapists bring a wide range of experience, and specialties, and come from all walks of life. 

If you’d like, we offer a free 15-minute phone consultation with our therapists before you book your first appointment so that you can learn more about their practice and ask any questions you may have before coming to Shift. 

If you’re not sure where to start, our Care team would love to discuss your options with you! Reach out at, or give us a call at 1 (800) 661-8681.