All relationships in life are reciprocal. What makes the therapeutic relationship unique, and what makes it helpful, is that the reciprocities are clearly defined and agreed upon ahead of time. Predictable appointment times and fees are what make it possible for me to give my undivided attention, and to practice a boundless curiosity, that is not possible in other relationships.
A gentle and endless curiosity about the unique creature that is you is both practiced and modeled by me, the psychotherapist. Various experiences in the world, and differing demands upon the organism through the lifespan, serve to shut down or block the state of open curiosity natural to the young. Learning to face yourself and your life with honesty, acceptance, and a renewed sense of wonder is part of the therapeutic journey, and like all great journeys, you will need trustworthy guides along the way.
The relationship that we develop in order to explore these themes will be unique. However, I will always bring the expertise of a trained intellect, the gentle compassion that is the evolutionary birthright of all mammals, and the vast curiosity of an open and observing mind.