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Building Trust in a Counselor-Client Relationship

October 3, 2017|Treatment and Therapy|

Research shows that the therapeutic alliance — the bond between therapist and client — is a strong predictor of how successful therapy will be. The stronger the therapeutic alliance, the more likely the client is to accomplish their therapy goals. However, in order to reach this level of success, a firm foundation of trust is essential. The importance of building trust It is understandable why a client would have hesitations when approaching counseling. The topics that people attend counseling to address are often those of a vulnerable nature, perhaps even causing shame or embarrassment in the individual. Clients may additionally [...]

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How to Handle Being Homesick in College

September 25, 2017|Teens & Children|

College is an exciting time of newness and change in your life, but with this change can come some overwhelming emotions, too. For many, the move to college is the first time you've lived away from your family and, if you've enrolled in college out of state, it might be the longest amount of time spent away from home. Homesickness is a reality many college students deal with, but not one that should stop you from enjoying college life. The best way to manage homesickness is through learning and implementing healthy coping mechanisms to help minimize the symptoms you might [...]