Building the relationship with your therapist is the why, the how and the single most important component to effective therapy! That is why it is important for you to find a therapist with whom you feel a comfortable connection. Sharing your thoughts and feelings in an honest and safe environment allows you to use the relationship to reshape significant emotional experiences and subsequently move past them towards a balanced life. Through the development of a healthy connection with your therapist, you have the opportunity to explore new ways of “being”. The professional therapeutic relationship is analogous to learning the flying trapeze with the safety of a net. Through this “connected” relationship you will begin to discover ways that you are hurting yourself so that you make new choices around those patterns. The development of a therapeutic relationship requires a strong commitment on your part toward openness, hard work, emotional honesty, and curiosity.