Heather and Gabriel are based in SouthWest Virginia. Heather is a Licensed professional Counselor in the state of virginia and Gabriel is a resident in counseling.

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Ep. 023 This Thing Called Rapport Building Part 1

“Build rapport, build rapport…” is the mantra we learned in graduate school, and it's the key to success for our clients. In this episode, Gabriel and Heather begin to tackle the why and how to developing the therapeutic alliance. Join them in the consideration of relationship building blocks such as:

  • Use active listening to understand the client and their story/worldview

  • Be respectful

  • Of their time

  • Of their own expertise of themselves

  • Remember details

  • Adjust your approach to meet the client's need

No discussion of building rapport is complete without considering the work of Carl Rogers. Lessons gleaned from this pioneer include:

  • Genuineness: openness and self disclosure

  • Acceptance: Unconditional positive regard

  • Empathy: being heard and understood

Ep. 24: This Thing Called Rapport Building Part 2

Ep. 022 Emergency Services