Find The Right Orlando Counselor or Therapist
At GroundWork Counseling, located in Maitland, between Winter Park and Lake Mary, our counselors and therapists feel strongly that it is extremely important that you find the “right” counselor for you, and your needs. Personalities, approaches, and specialties differ from counselor to counselor; and a counselor who is a good fit for one person, may not be the best fit for you.
The counseling relationship should be based on trust and respect, as the most important factor of successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between the counselor and the client. In fact, what has been proven over and over through a myriad of research studies is that the counselor and client alliance accounts for up to 70% of any treatment outcome. Research points to the fact that the therapist – client relationship is one of the most important components of therapeutic success and that this is more important than how long the therapist has been practicing or what type of training the therapist has had.
Your relationship with your therapist or counselor should have the following elements:
- You feel safe with your therapist.
- Your therapist takes confidentiality very seriously.
- You feel that your therapist cares about you and is concerned about your well-being.
- You are treated with respect and consideration.
- Your therapist does his/her best to really understand you and you feel he/she “gets” you.
- Your therapist demonstrates authenticity and wisdom.
- Your therapist aims to teach you to function well on your own.
- Your therapist’s surroundings are peaceful, tranquil and comfortable.
When looking for an Orlando counselor or therapist, it is important that you “trust your gut”. While you may not feel all that much better or “cured” after a few sessions, you should begin to be feeling more optimistic, fairly understood, and you should have the perception that you and your counselor are on the right track. And if your child is seeing a therapist, its important that they begin to feel comfortable with the counselor after several sessions and begin to have a strong therapeutic rapport. Your counselor or therapist should be focusing on your inherent strengths, and not only concentrating on your trials, tribulations and problems, and should be helping to empower you to make lasting changes. Counselors and Orlando therapists at GroundWork Counseling in Maitland will challenge your views and help you to work toward making productive, lasting changes in a supportive, compassionate environment.
Meet our Orlando Counselors & Therapists
Why We’re Unique – Orlando Counseling at Groundwork
Our Location: GroundWork Counseling
400 South Orlando Avenue, suite 206, Maitland, FL 32751