Building a therapeutic rapport can happen instantly, or it may take a couple of sessions. Typically, it comes about when two or more parties in the therapeutic relationship begin to trust one another. It can be unnerving telling your problems to a stranger, but once there is understanding that the counselor is a trained professional and expert in their field, it moves smoothly.
WHAT IS A THERAPEUTIC COMMITMENT?
The therapeutic commitment is set between the client(s) and the counselor. During the intake process, typically one to two sessions, treatment goals are discussed and planned.
The length of therapy depends on individual goals and how quickly one feels comfortable to process issues. To embark on an emotionally-charged journey requires dedication of 6-8 sessions minimum. Sessions can be weekly, bi-weekly, or multiple times per week.
At Refocus Together, I encourage new clients to take this pledge in order to receive the best outcomes.