This is more commonly known as psychotherapy, where one person is provided one therapist who will remain with the client throughout the course of their treatment. The purposed of having the same therapist is to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, whereby the client feels comfortable, safe, supported and is free to express themselves without fear of judgment, and is assured that the information will be kept in the strictest of confidence between them and the therapist.
There are many reasons one seeks therapy. From difficulties in relationships, making decisions over choices in one’s life, family problems, grief, stress and anxiety, to issues with addiction, situational depression, chronic depression and psychiatric disorders are but a few examples. No matter what the situation or circumstance, be assured that a therapist is both trained and qualified to help you deal with and work through your situation, organize your thoughts, help you identify and work through your feelings, understand, work with, through, and overcome any or most psychiatric issues to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
The role of the therapist is to help you, understand the situation, gain insight, evaluate all your options, and help you see all these options objectively, with the possible outcomes for each option, to support you in whatever decision you decide is best for you.
It is a common misconception that therapists give advice. Nothing could be further from the truth. Therapists are trained to be objective. A qualified therapist will never tell you what you should do, despite your asking. The role of the therapist is to help you see all sides of a situation – when you can’t, to help you look at things from another perspective, and see possible outcomes, and to help you make the most informed decision which is best for your situation. The decision is yours. It’s important to remember that your relationship with the therapist is a collaborative one, where your growth and healing is the goal.
Call us and schedule a free consultation with one of our therapists. The intake therapist will be able to answer your questions regarding services, fees, confidentiality and what to expect in therapy.