We are often looking for a quick fix to most of our problems. Yet, these difficulties are often deeper rooted. In my work, I take an integrative approach, working in dialogue; phenomenologically, yet informed by psychodynamic theory. The relationship with the therapist is a crucial element in the therapy. The primary focus of my work is to help others gain insight and awareness of their current situation through an understanding of past experiences and relationships. We then use that understanding in the present, for that is where change occurs. Therapy is not something I do to others or for others; it is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and therapist alike. Making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. It may be helpful to think of therapy as a journey. Rather than telling someone where to go, I see myself more as a guide, pointing out things that may not have been noticed, suggesting things to consider and exploring or offering a new perspective.