Therapy means something different for every individual who seeks it out. I like to describe it as an opportunity to review and assess an individual’s current challenges and circumstances of life. This is the first step in getting perspective so that one can ‘course correct’ as one navigates life. Further steps include familiarizing oneself with patterns of thought, facing unresolved disappointments and emotional history, so as to integrate and rise above both real and self-imposed limitations. The groundwork is then set for discovering aspects of self that were not fully accessible in the past. The overarching term that describes the entire endeavor is ‘awareness’ – raising it and applying insights to improving all aspects of one’s life.