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Many people wonder what is unique about discussing issues with a therapist rather than simply talking with friends and family. The main differences lie in the level of concentrated attention a trained clinician can consistently offer by reflecting your life back at you. In this process, an individual becomes more aware of patterns and behaviors that are no longer serving them. The commitment of simply showing up for this work demonstrates a true willingness to heal. Psychotherapy is an act of self prioritizing and recognizing one’s inherent deserving of a more fulfilling life.