Therapeutic alliance is all about the relationship that you form with your therapist! It’s about how strongly you feel they understand you and your needs, how you engage with one another, and how strong of a bond you develop together.
This relationship is so important because of the nature of the information you’re sharing with your therapist. The more you connect with your therapist and trust them, the more you can be open with them, allowing you to learn and grow from your sessions. If you are not able to be open with your therapist, this may mean that you do not have a strong therapeutic alliance and they may not be the best fit for you.
To learn more about Therapeutic Alliance and how it’s measured, visit our help centre.