Individual Psychotherapy is a unique opportunity to understand yourself more deeply and to learn how to make changes in your life. It has been referred to as the “talking cure” because it heals through the process of thoughtful conversation. The key to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship. It is essential that you find a therapist that you can trust and feel comfortable with. The safety of this relationship enables even the most private and frightening feelings to be faced and worked through. With this working through is the opportunity to give new meaning to old stories, so that the past doesn’t hold you back. Once a solid and safe foundation is built, we begin to challenge patterns which are ineffective in supporting short and long-term goals. As a therapist, I always respect my clients' rights to determine their own values and the choices that emerge. It has been my experience that building a relationship where clients feel safe and respected provides a foundation for successful work.