I believe as a psychotherapist I offer my clients an understanding milieu along with a listening presence that provides a unique experience. There is something very magical that happens when one says their thoughts and feelings in the presence of a compassionate other. The dynamic synergy between therapist and client provides a surround where important memories can surface, ideas become available and clarified, and feelings emerge.
Connecting one's thoughts and feelings while being empathically listened to and understood serves to broaden one's understanding of oneself and others. This important triage (emerging memories, ideas and feelings) serves to strengthen and enhance one's ability to meet the challenges initially brought to therapy, and allows one to make healthier and more sustainable choices.
Developing Synergy Between the Client and the Therapist