Stewart Brown, Ph.D.
1650 38th St.--Suite 206E, Boulder, CO
Clinical Psychologists on the average spend 5-6 years learning the trade plus another 2000 supervised hours after obtaining a Ph.D. or PsyD. degree. One has to be dedicated to make it through this gauntlet, so a client can feel confident that anyone with a license has to have had more than a reasonable amount of training. However, there's still the huge issue of goodness of fit. How should a client go about making sure that they've selected the right therapist? It actually isn't that hard, and the basics include feeling that the therapist cares and that the therapist knows what he/she is doing. You can feel this in one session pretty easily and shouldn't hesitate to trust yourself.