A good therapist will listen to you without judgement, sit with your pain and frustration, and help you find ways to manage your emotions and behaviors. Therapy can help you become aware of negative patterns in your life and give you guidance to transition out of them. Starting to become aware of these patterns is half of the battle. You might discover that the things you think keep you safe are the very things that are perpetuating the negative cycle. Through this increased clarity, we can begin to work through the issues in your life. We can analyze which behaviors and patterns are helping you and which are hurting you. Therapy involves change, but with the right guidance, you can make these changes with confidence and with the certainty that you are moving in the right direction.