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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside.

—Maya Angelou

Enrich your connection with others.
Move beyond loss and buried grief.
Gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

Depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship problems are never easy, though these can be an unavoidable part of life. Most of the time, we overcome the hardships without assistance. However, when stressors and symptoms outweigh our personal resources, or when they provoke unresolved feelings that interfere with our functioning, a strong support system is invaluable. Therapy provides a nonjudgmental setting in which to examine issues that we might not readily share with others. It can help us better understand ourselves, our circumstances, and our possibilities. In fact, what benefits us most is to receive kind and keen attention. Within that context, we often find the guidance we need.

Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside us in the absence of an empathetic witness.

—Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of In an Unspoken Voice