The Therapy Experience

The Therapy Experience

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Episode 9: The Therapy Experience

Welcome back to Episode 9 of Open Door Conversations. Today’s topic is titled “The Therapy Experience.”  What is therapy like, what should I expect and how in the world do I find a therapist that seems to get me?  These are just a few questions that we sometimes get or hear regarding the therapy experience and so we wanted to offer some tips.  Take a listen to today’s episode to hopefully gain some insight into how to find the right therapist for you, questions that may be helpful and options for affordable treatment.  Thanks for listening!

Highlights from the episode

  • What to expect, what is this experience supposed to be like
  • Planning for the consultation and initial session
  • What are sessions like?
  • How to find the right therapist (right fit, affordability)

For more on this topic, hit us on email or follow up on social media


Websites: Psychology Today,,

Social Media: Ask for referrals from groups or your friend list/followers

Google Search: Therapists in my area (by zip code), counseling agencies in my area

Local: Contact Catholic/Jewish Charities, Church-based counseling centers,

Questions to Ask Regarding Payment: Do you offer reduced rates?  Do you offer a sliding scale? Do you take my insurance?  Can you provide a super bill (a document that allows for insurance reimbursement)? Do you take FSA/HSA?

*Disclaimer: While we may be recognized as mental health professionals, our topics are in no way a substitute for any listener obtaining the professional support of a mental health clinician in your local area.  Please use this podcast and its content as a resource.

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David Lee

David Lee

Atlanta, GA
Identity Jedi, financial professional, and aspiring mogul. David lives to enlighten and help all those around him. Additionally he's pretty funny too, sometimes.

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