People come to therapy because they want to feel better. Perhaps it's relationship problems or anxiety/depression, but whatever the reason, life has become uncomfortable or painful. People want more understanding of themselves and their situation. That being said, again feeling better and making life work is what people seek in therapy. Patients have told me they have altered self-defeating ways, and gained a more realistic and accurate perspective which increased the quality of their lives.
Dr. Steven Cassel, PHD is a psychology provider who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is 73 years old.