What Clients Want from Therapy: A Survey

Name: ______________________________             Date: __________________

 

 

After reading each statement, please circle the number that most accurately reflects your view, with 5 meaning “very much agree,” and zero meaning “don’t agree at all.” If your answer is “none” or “don’t know,” you may leave the question blank, and offer your comments below if you would like.

 

 

1. One of the major values of therapy is having a place to tell my story and process what has happened during my week.

 

            0          1          2          3          4          5

 

2. I want my therapist to be proactive with me. If she has a “bag of tricks,” I want her to use it.

 

            0          1          2          3          4          5

 

3. I welcome trying new and different types of therapies, even if they may make me a little uncomfortable.

 

            0          1          2          3          4          5

 

4. I like it when my therapist gives me advice, and that is partly why I go.

 

            0          1          2          3          4          5

 

5. I want my therapist to be “client centered,” meaning that she follows my lead.

           

            0          1          2          3          4          5

 

6. I generally already know what I want to talk about and what I want to do during a session before I get there.

 

            0          1          2          3          4          5

 

7. I would like for my therapist to check in with me often about how I think the therapy is going, and ways we could get the most out of our time together.

 

            0          1          2          3          4          5

 

 

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