A therapist whose only interest is to assist you with improving your emotional wellbeing, gives you the safety to let down your guard, and fully explore and heal the pain that is interfering with your emotional health and relationships. A relationship with your therapist is different from a friendship. I describe the therapeutic relationship as “professionally personal.” It is unlike any other relationship. And the focus of that relationship is the client’s intentional healing: Working on improving your relationship with yourself and with others.