Foster your relationship by channeling your inner therapist.
At its best, psychotherapy creates a warm and understanding relationship through which we face ourselves and our feelings honestly, and in a way that allows us to heal from past wounds and accept ourselves as we are.
It is the therapist’s very being, rather than her philosophy or orientation, that promotes this process. The best therapists are not distinguished by their degrees or credentials, but by their ability to extend themselves into their clients’ world non-judgmentally with openness, honesty, empathy, and compassion. These qualities usually aren’t learned in graduate school but are cultivated through conscious choice, life experience, and committed practice.