Psychotherapy and counseling have become very important and popular today. There are a lot of people who suffer from different types of psychological disorders. People go to a psychologist or counselor for help on how they can solve their problems such as anxiety, depression, fear, phobias, alcoholism, sexual disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many other psychological disorders. There are some therapists who specialize in a certain type of therapy or a specific type of counseling.
In my opinion, a good therapist is someone who can really listen to what the person is saying, understand it, and provide proper advice on how to solve the problem. I think that a professional psychotherapist should have a passion for psychotherapy and counseling. This is why I consider myself a very good therapist. Although I am not licensed but I do know how to help people.
Psychotherapy and counseling sessions usually take place at a private clinic, hospital, mental health center or even at your home. Your therapist may need to evaluate you first before he can fully evaluate you and determine if you are a good candidate for psychotherapy or counseling. Sometimes you may need to be evaluated by more than one therapist in order to arrive at a conclusion.
It is not uncommon for clients to have several sessions with different therapists before they are ready to undergo therapy with a psychotherapist who specializes in dealing with clients who have trust issues. When a client has several bad therapists, it is more likely that he or she will have a series of problems with different psychotherapists. Some bad therapists create a negative environment which makes the clients distrustful. The bad therapist may tell the client something different to make it seem like he or she is the only one who is trying to help. Other therapists may tell the client things that he or she does not want to hear and this is why it is necessary to evaluate your therapist before trusting him or her.
One important factor that determines whether you can trust a new therapist or not is how well the new therapist responds to you. How is your rapport with the new therapist? Can you develop a comfortable and trusting relationship with the new therapist? This is important because in the course of therapy, you will likely share some personal information with the therapist and you need to know that he or she will treat you with respect and confidentiality. If you work with someone who does not respect your privacy, you may have a hard time trusting him or her.
Psychotherapists also worry about their patients sometimes. There are times when clients call in to report feeling weird, threatened or uncomfortable with a psychologist. Sometimes psychologists fall for these types of fears and clients think that they are going crazy. This is because some clients have unrealistic expectations from the therapy and they think that the psychologist is seeing everything around them the way that they see it.
Psychotherapy and counselors also sometimes worry about their patients cheating on them. Although professional counselors and therapists have high standards and ethics, some therapists feel that they can get clients to lie to protect themselves. There are many cases when therapists have caught their patients in lies, so you should keep this in mind whenever you consider working with a therapist.
In conclusion, can you trust a therapist? Yes, and no. You can trust therapists to be honest and provide the best care for you. However, you have to ask yourself what kind of therapist would you want to be. If you want to have an honest and open relationship with your therapist, then you might want to consider hiring one.