The therapeutic process can be one of the most powerful tools for personal growth and change that has become available to us in recent years. Although often what brings one into seeking therapy is crisis or
pain, the sense of self-discovery in a safe environment can be a rewarding and even transformational endeavor after the crisis or cause of pain is resolved. I consider therapy a collaboration, an uncovering of the unconscious
motivations that keep us from being who we truly are and achieving our desired goals.
Although I often work in long-term therapy from an intersubjective orientation, I also have been trained in brief solution-focused therapy. My background is in the visual and performing arts, and my interests include not
only the creative processes, but women's mid-life transition and substance abuse recovery issues. Patricia Ross is the author of 'So You Want to be a Therapist' at www.amazon.com.