Therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

Welcome to Alliance: Why is Therapeutic Alliance so Important?

Research indicates that having a strong therapeutic relationship and working alliance is the number one predictor of successful psychotherapy or counseling client outcome.