Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.— Rumi
is a unique relationship. As it progresses it increasingly supports you so that you can view yourself and your circumstances in new and more healthful ways. Support in a therapeutic relationship is different from your other relationships, such as friends and family, because it doesn’t have expectations or needs or family history impinging on it. It simply requires you to show up which can be freeing. In that freedom and emotional space you may find new insights and a stronger confidence in your ability to cope with whatever life throws at you.
Therapy is a joint process in which we begin to soften the sharp points that are the most painful. Softening the sharp points can look and feel differently for each of you depending upon your unique backgrounds, but you can rely on these consistent elements across each of my therapeutic relationships: non judgment, warmth, empathy and compassion.