Why do people go into therapy?

People go into therapy for different reasons. They talk about difficult relationships, medical conditions, anxiety and depression, the process of getting older, and the desire to meet life’s goals. It is probably impossible to list all the reasons, but new clients often come to me in a state of transition. Their lives are changing, and changes of many types can be very stressful and confusing. Most of us have family and friends we can talk to, but a “neutral” therapist allows a person to go deeper than they would in other relationships, and discuss things in a safe and very private setting.