Does A Therapist Have Power Over Me?
This practice supports a form of client centered therapy. Therefore, the client directs a great deal of therapy and holds a great deal of power in the process of therapy. You are the best person to determine what type of life you want to lead and we will do our best to assist you in getting there. If we feel that our values conflict to the point that we cannot benefit you we will help you find a professional who may be able to assist you more in line with your core values. That said, you choose the goals that you work on in therapy. You decide how much work you will do outside the room. You are able to decide when you stop coming or when you believe therapy to be completed. If a therapist perceives a client avoiding subject content, flight into health or resistance the therapist may challenge the assumption that prevents the client from the growth that they have stated they wish to see in therapy. However, the call is yours whether to address the challenge or not. With this approach to therapy you hold a great deal of power, as it should be. We are glad to assist you in accepting this powerful role when you are ready to make that call.