What should a relationship with a therapist be like?
Edward Bordin, defined a good therapeutic relationship as consisting of three essential qualities: an emotional bond of trust, caring, and respect; agreement on the goals of therapy; and collaboration on the work or tasks of the treatment.
Should I tell my therapist Im attracted to them?
Sexual attraction may be a sign youre making progress in therapy. “The client should tell the therapist because it is a very positive development,” Celenza said of clients who experience these feelings. A sexual, romantic or even friend relationship with your therapist should never happen.
Why is therapy so hard?
Its difficult because you are rewiring your brain to tolerate uncertainty, anxiety, yucky feelings, and intrusive disturbing thoughts. You are going to feel really uncomfortable. Remind yourself why you want to do this hard work.”