The Therapy Process
Psychotherapy is a professional helping process through which an experienced human services worker (therapist) empowers, guides, and collaborates with a person seeking help (client) to implement meaningful change and growth during times of transition, psychological stress, or emotional distress. The therapy process, while somewhat flexible, moves through four major stages: relationship building and assessment, goal setting and contracting, intervention, and termination and follow-up.
The preparation for therapy depends on each therapist's individual preferences. …