Many times I’ve been contacted by people, who were currently in therapy and wanted to know if their therapists were doing the work competently and/or ethically. Such questions arose out of concerns about the specific actions or non-actions made by the therapists that didn’t seem consistent with what people believed the normal therapy process should entail.
Interestingly enough, couples seem to be more reluctant to seek psychological assistance than individuals. Many therapists, who specialize in working with couples, believe that often couples come to the conclusion that they need professional help when it’s too late to repair many hurts and damages their relationships have suffered over the years. It is generally
You have been seeing this therapist for some time. Your therapist is likable, compassionate, empathetic and supportive, and seems to understand your struggles. He (or she) gives you some good insight about your situation and your state of mind. You’ve become accustomed to seeing this person every week and even look forward to each session,
In addition to the situations I discussed in the post Does everything I share with my therapist stay confidential?, there are cases when a therapist is allowed, but not required to disclose some information about a client to a third party. The most common situation when a therapist may do so is when a client presents