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Many of us feel confused and uncertain when trying to sort out our feelings. We might come to ask ourselves questions such as: Why don't I take better care of myself? Why do I feel unhappy much of the time? Why am I in this relationship? Why can't I find the kind of work that will be fulfilling for me? Why do I get anxious at times that seem to make no sense?

Mel Calman

In psychotherapy, we work together to identify, clarify and elaborate our inner thoughts and feelings. In gaining greater awareness, we begin to feel more alive and encouraged that we can feel better. As therapy progresses, old hurts are worked through, so that they no longer unconsciously dictate how we live our lives. We become more connected and aligned with our truest self. 

Feeling stuck is human. Getting unstuck is the work of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a process that helps us know ourselves and our lives as if for the first time. This kind of knowing releases us from old patterns and frees us up to engage more fully in our lives. T.S. Eliot describes this process well...

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time

T.S Eliot, "Little Gidding"


For many, seeking psychotherapy is a courageous act. Opening the door to a compassionate and attentive therapist can be profoundly transformative but may feel quite vulnerable at first. It's not unusual for people to wonder: Will the therapist understand me? What if I can't explain my problem clearly? Will she think I'm crazy? What if I'm boring her? Will she want to work with me? Will she be able to help me? Should I even bother trying? All of these concerns are quite common for people as they consider and make the initial call for therapy. 

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