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Psychotherapy is the process used to work with clients to identify and clarify issues and diagnoses and to treat problems. By setting short-term and long-term goals, implementing techniques to reach those goals and reviewing progress, a good therapeutic relationship is one in which a forward-moving process occurs.
Effective therapy calls for an active effort on the part of the therapist and the client who work as a team to address the client’s particular needs. The process varies depending on the personalties of the therapist and client, and the issues the clients bring forward. There are different methods and techniques that may be used to deal with the problems that clients hope to address; for example, cognitive behavior, reality checking, relaxation techniques, active listening and support. In order for the therapy to be most successful, the client works on what is discussed between sessions.
At the very least, one seeking mental health services should be sure that the practitioner they choose is licensed in their field of practice. Studies have shown that a comfortable working relationship is on of the factors most highly associated with successful therapy outcomes. Specifically, a client’s positive ratings of the “alliance”, or working relationship between therapist an client, is the best predictor of success, regardless of the client’s diagnosis or presenting problem, or the theoretical orientation or training of the therapist. Therefore, taking the time to select a therapist who feels just right to you, and trusting your judgment in doing so, is not just a good idea- it is essential!
Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of one’s life, clients may experience uncomfortable feelings like guilt, anger, sadness, frustration, loneliness and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reduction in feelings of distress. Sessions are confidential with the exception of situations in which the client poses an imminent life-threatening risk to themselves or somebody else, or in response to ongoing client-reported child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, at which time the therapist, by law, must report this for safety concerns.