Therapy can do great things for many people who deal with mental health issues, or people who are just going through a rough patch in life and need a little guidance. Robert W. Firestone, PhD., a contributor writer for Psychology Today says, "The psycho-therapeutic alliance is a unique human relationship, wherein a devoted and trained person attempts to render assistance to another person by both suspending and extending him or herself." There is a very unique relationship between and a therapist and the client. If you are new to therapy, here are a few things to look for in a therapist.
Making that first psychotherapy appointment is never easy. Most people worry about therapy not being able to help them! Psychotherapy is to help aid someone who may be suffering from issues related to mental health, interpersonal communication, and making positive life changes. Another struggle people have when making an appointment is knowing if it's the right time to make the appointment. Constance Scharff Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 4 main reasons to consider setting up a Psychotherapy appointment.