mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

What is the Therapeutic Alliance?

A therapeutic alliance, also known as a therapeutic relationship or working alliance, is a vital and collaborative partnership between a therapist or mental health professional and their client. It refers to the quality and strength of the connection and rapport between the therapist and the client, created through elements like trust, empathy, and communication.

A strong therapeutic alliance can enhance treatment outcomes, as clients are more likely to engage in therapy, share their concerns, and actively work toward their goals when they feel connected to their therapist.

Would you like to discuss building a strong therapeutic alliance with one of our Scottsdale therapists?