12 Awkward Questions You Want to Ask Your Therapist But Don’t (According to Google)

#7. Can I ask my therapist what they think of me?

Randy Withers, LCMHC
Ascent Publication
Published in
12 min readSep 17, 2020

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Are you new to therapy? Do you have awkward questions you want to ask your therapist? Are you hesitant to ask them because you’re not sure if you can? Do you feel more comfortable searching for answers on Google?

You’re not alone. Every day, thousands of people ask Google questions that only a therapist can answer.

As a licensed therapist myself, I want to help, so I spent some time analyzing search queries on Google. There are dozens and dozens of them, so I picked 12 that you might have a hard time asking. In this post, I’ll answer these questions to the best of my ability, but I urge you to go to your own therapist to get their point of view.

With that in mind, let’s dive in.

1. Does My Therapist Like Me?

Of all the questions you want to ask your therapist, this has got to be the most common (and the most awkward). Every client struggles with this question to some degree. We all yearn for acceptance, positive regard, and validation, especially from people we respect. Therapists know our deepest secrets and our darkest fears, so it’s only natural to wonder if they like us.

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