Managing the human experience is full of joy as well as pain. The purpose of therapy is to master that experience. Anyone can benefit from therapy and everyone has patterns of relating and behaving that can get in the way of their own happiness. Therapy helps you become conscious of what those patterns are and how you can change them. You can learn new skills for managing your life in a balanced way. It is important to realize that seeking help to deal with life is a healthy decision. It is a decision to improve the quality of one’s life. “There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you….As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Nelson Mandella About Confidentiality It is important for you to understand that what you tell your therapist is kept confidential. Your explicit consent is required to release information to a third party, however, the exceptions of confidentiality should be explained to you by your therapist before you begin therapy. Therapists are bound by Law to respect your right to this privacy. The Therapists Licensing Board also requires your therapist to maintain professional ethics in regard to their client’s privacy. Trusting your therapist to safely contain information is essential to meaningful therapy.