Long lasting change calls for different types of therapy during different phases of therapy. The transtheoretical approach to therapy addresses the complex, interactive nature of doing therapy that reflects the various dimensions of client, therapist, problems, interventions, and the helping relationship itself. The transtheoretical model addresses those factors, influences, or characteristics that are changeable in the therapy setting. Certainly, factors such as neurochemical imbalances, genetics, and psychiatric disorders need adequate attention and clients may need referrals for psychotropic medication. The underlying assumptions of Inner Child Therapy are the past is important when it affects people’s ability to function in the present-day; people are capable of working through childhood issues, understanding past decisions, and making new choices; and healing at a deep level occurs when people go beyond talking to make contact with their experience and feelings. Information about the transtheoretical model is helpful in placing clients on a continuum of stages of therapy/change.