I do not view therapy so much as someone coming in for "help, " as much as I view it as someone coming in for "change." People tend to seek when they feel like they are losing "something." That something can range from change in a flat lined marriage to feeling the life of the deceased. The common struggle is learning how to see life with different lenses while staying anchored to everyday duties. In some ways it is having one foot in the present and another foot in the unknown. I view my role as interpreting the new language of change while honoring the old linguistics.
I provide stability as you freely navigate and engage a part of you that is questioning who you are in relationship to the changes and will work hard with you to understand the emotions, thoughts and fears which accompany the steps before awareness.
Breaking cycles, habits, curses or patterns requires being a rebel of comfort. Comfort doesn't challenge and will stay complacent and get used to mistaking blindness for sight. Therefore, person who keeps everyone else happy except herself will have anxiety that keeps her busy and needed. Even depressed people are not alone. Why? Because isolation fears pain while aloneness finds tools to face it.
Transformation is change. You must be willing to bear pain, the enemy of comfort. Once you accept it. You will not merely call it uncomfortable. You will call it awareness.