Not Your Typical Couch Therapist
Mental health counseling has come a long way since Freud. This therapist is actually looking at his patient. Freud sat behind his patients smoking cigarettes, not making eye contact at all.
Holding her arm is weird though. Maybe he’s bracing her for some bad news?
Before you choose a therapist, do some investigating. What kind of therapy does he/she practice? What type of issues does the therapist typically treat? Then, meet with a couple. The client – therapist relationship is even more important than the therapy itself.