It has been said that the value of therapy is largely in the relationship you have with your therapist. Sure, your therapist is well-trained in how to alleviate mental health issues like anxiety, stress and depression, how to navigate life changes that may produce grief, and can offer you relationship advice, but the real treasure in therapy is in the real and deep relationship you may have with a therapist.
According to research on the healing factors in therapy — what makes therapy work — the quality of your relationship with your therapist is at the top of the list. And it’s not only because you might open up more if you trust your therapist, or listen more carefully to advice if you have a good relationship. It’s primarily because a deep, trusting and close relationship with someone who cares is healing.
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