As a therapist I strongly believe in the power of a relationship based on safety, trust, empathy, and honesty. The client/therapist relationship must be a container in which the client feels safe to explore, question, and reveal him or herself. With a good relationship as the foundation it is then up to the therapist's skills and abilities to guide the patient in the direction they desire to go.
Suzanne Stokes, LMHC is a counseling provider who practices in Seminole, FL. She is 61 years old.