Essential Elements of Successful Psychotherapy

Client’s Readiness

The most essential element of relieving your emotional distress successfully is to be ready and willing to overcome your difficulties. This process can only begin when you, the client, accept that there are things that you would like to change and overcome. This has been proven to be the most crucial element by several psychotherapy researchers.

Psychotherapist’s Manners and Clinical Experience

The second most important element is the basic manners of a psychotherapist. The educational degrees, certifications and licenses only serve as a minimum requirement. Humane manners with genuineness and sensitivity, the employment of professional ethics and dedicated supervised clinical training are the most essential elements of being a good psychotherapist.

Psychotherapy with Clear Scientific Evidence

The final element of successful psychotherapy is to have the proven effectiveness of psychotherapy treatment. After a certain period of time, you have to experience the reduction of symptoms or a significant improvement of the quality of your life. This treatment efficacy, then, should be studied scientifically and be tested and validated by hundreds of rigorous studies. With proven valid results, we can conclude that effective psychotherapy treatment is evidence-based treatment.