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7 Signs You May Need to Find a New Therapist

Some individuals or couples end therapy after one or two sessions because they feel that their therapist is not the right fit for them. It is okay to change therapists, because it is important to have a therapist that meets your specific needs. It is also important to know that therapists are well aware of this, and you won't hurt their feelings if you feel that it's not the right fit. They want you to get the help you need as well.  Constance Scharff Ph.D, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 7 signs that mean you may want to look for a new therapist. 

  1. Connection is missing
  2. No improvement 
  3. Lack of boundaries 
  4. Distractions
  5. Feeling shamed and judged 
  6. Not qualified or a specialist 
  7. Trust yourself

Click here to see why these may be signs you need a new therapist. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.