Individual psychotherapy can be a powerful experience that provides insight, perspective, and life tools.
We all learn to adapt to our early family environments. These "adaptations", although at the time quite functional, can become dysfunctional as we grow up and leave our early developmental environment to enter the world at large.
Clients come in with anxiety, depression, relationship and/or work stress. All of these stressors can be mediated by their capacity to form and maintain healthy attachments with others. One of psychotherapy's aims is to use the therapist/client relationship to better understand the client's relationship with others and to identify and remedy problems within the microcosm of the therapist-client relationship. Because of this, the therapist-client relationship can be reparative in and of itself.