Therapist client relationship begins best with a good match. A skilled clinician can find ways to connect to all of their clients. But a therapist client match based on personality and style can greatly improve both the early work of therapy and the depth achieved.
This video has several of Full Living’s psychotherapists sharing their experiences of a good therapist client connection.
Karen L. Smith MSS LCSWKaren is the founder and director of Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice, which provides thoughtful matches for clients seeking therapists in the Philadelphia Area. She provides analytically oriented psychotherapy, and offers education for other therapists seeking to deepen and enriching their work with object relation concepts.
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