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What are great psychotherapists like?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Great therapists
The best psychotherapists seem to be those who combine the qualities of flexible, reflective, and creative thinking along with genuine human relatedness and concern.

In brief: Great therapists
The best psychotherapists seem to be those who combine the qualities of flexible, reflective, and creative thinking along with genuine human relatedness and concern.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Blooming flowers
Great therapists are in the eye of the beholder, and often not consistently so.

In brief: Blooming flowers
Great therapists are in the eye of the beholder, and often not consistently so.
Dr. Seth Kunen
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: It's a matter of fit
A great psychotherapist should help a patient feel understood.
Feeling understood means different things to different people. Sometimes feeling understood feels good and sometimes it doesn't, but it does open new possibilities for positive change.

In brief: It's a matter of fit
A great psychotherapist should help a patient feel understood.
Feeling understood means different things to different people. Sometimes feeling understood feels good and sometimes it doesn't, but it does open new possibilities for positive change.
Dr. Emma Rishton
Dr. Emma Rishton
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Different
They are all different because they have learned how to be themselves.
Still, they have something in common:: they care about others, and have the capacity to feel themselves deeply into the lives of others. One might also ask, "what are great therapeutic relationships like?" they differ, of course, as do we all; as do all great human relationships.

In brief: Different
They are all different because they have learned how to be themselves.
Still, they have something in common:: they care about others, and have the capacity to feel themselves deeply into the lives of others. One might also ask, "what are great therapeutic relationships like?" they differ, of course, as do we all; as do all great human relationships.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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