The most important question to ask a therapist is about their background and if they have experience working with children, and with children who have had some of the same problems or concerns that your child is facing. Experience in working with children may indicate that the therapist can help you, but it is also important that the therapist has been well trained and makes efforts to stay current and knowledgeable about best practices in child mental health. You should feel comfortable talking to your child’s therapist and not be afraid to ask questions. This is your child’s health, and no question is wrong. You should have an active role in your child’s treatment from the very start. For a list of more detailed questions you might ask your therapist, click here.