Therapy offers a setting in the service of further knowing and understanding one's feelings, so as to be better able to respectfully care for one's self. Generally, the more choices we have in caring for our feelings, the better we usually feel and function. Learning to talk through feelings lessens the risks of those feelings being acted out in self-destructive ways. Constructive self-management contributes to self-esteem. Self-understanding, in combination with more clearly defined personal boundaries, makes for more satisfying relationships with others.
For over 35 years, I have been fortunate to support the development and growth of clients committed to learning more about balancing their personal and professional lives, of grappling with the challenges of life adjustments, along with some who have dealt with eating disorders, and/or other forms of personal trauma.