So You Want to Be Your Client’s Friend

Two Therapists Discuss a Clinical Taboo

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“How far is friendship really from that special type of trust, intimacy, and closeness with clients that we call, rather dryly, the therapeutic relationship?”

Watch Networker senior writer and editor Alicia Muñoz, LPC, and Linda Carroll, LMFT, discuss the desire for closeness and friendship with clients, navigating uncertainty, and the importance of boundaries in a therapeutic relationship.

Alicia’s latest article “I Want to Be My Clients Friend: A Taboo Longing in the Therapy Room” expands on her own desires for friendship, uncertainty, saying goodbye, and more.

Alicia Muñoz

Alicia Muñoz, LPC, is a certified couples therapist, and author of four relationship books, including Stop Overthinking Your Relationship: Break the Cycle of Anxious Rumination to Nurture Love, Trust, and Connection With Your Partner (New Harbinger Publications, 2022). Over the past 16 years, she’s provided individual, group, and couples therapy in clinical settings, including Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY. Muñoz currently works as a Senior Writer and Editor at Psychotherapy Networker and as a couples therapist in private practice. She connects with her readers and followers through monthly blogs, newsletters, and podcasts as well as InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. Muñoz is a member of the Washington School of Psychiatry, the American Psychological Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago and Relationship Therapists. You can learn more about her at