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  • Does the Gender of Your Therapist Matter?

    Finding a psychologist that you feel totally safe and comfortable with is very important for your healing journey. Because of this, some people wonder whether it’s important for your psychologist to be a certain gender.


    Some have theorized over the years that the gender of a therapist should not matter. After all if they have both been trained and registered and have a solid track record of helping clients, why should it matter?


    While this attitude may make sense with other professionals, such as a dentist or veterinarian, gender can have a much more profound impact when it comes to seeking mental health counselling.


    Beliefs and Comfort Levels Affect Treatment


    Wishing your dentist was a woman instead of a man will not effective the outcome of your root canal. But feeling safer with a female psychologist will affect your outcomes. Or believing that only another man can truly understand what you are going through will certainly impact the effectiveness of your treatment.


    A woman who is dealing with the trauma of a rape may certainly not feel safe enough in the presence of a male psychologist. Conversely, a woman who has been traumatized by a narcissistic mother may only feel safe with a male psychologist.


    You Have Every Right


    You should never feel guilty because you have a preference for a therapist who is of a certain gender. Your comfort should be your number one priority.


    If you would like to explore treatment options, please contact us. We have male and female psychologists in our team.





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