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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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ACT Therapist - do you get what you pay for?

Hello everyone,

I'm looking to get a therapist for ACT. There are so many choices and I have narrowed it down to 2 (based on information online and proximity to my home).

One therapist is very well known in the industry and charges $200 per 50 minute session. She specialises in ACT and has written in scientific journals.

Another therapist is not so well known and just a typical local therapist - she charges $100 per 50 minute session.

My question is..based on your experience, do you get what you pay for when it comes to therapy? I know it's a tough question and depends on a lot of variables but I was just hoping someone can guide and nudge me to the right direction. Money is tight so I just want to make sure that I get most bang for the buck. And therapy is necessary for me to continue in my work and grow (I have deemed it as a solid investment if it does help me even by 20%).

Thank you.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 05:52 AM
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Rather than making a single choice now, how about seeing if they'll have a phone call with you to see if you feel alright to work with them, then picking the one you think seems like the best fit? (assuming they both have an opening to take you on as a client)

They might both be trained in the same modality but their personalities and way of using the techniques could be completely different and one may work better for you than the other, which doesn't necessarily have to do with the price they can charge per session.

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I don't know why but I thought this was gonna be about therapy by mouthwash.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for your reply. It is very helpful. I will take it on board as I seek a therapist.
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