Despite the belief we’ve all had at some point, people DO change. Psychotherapy is a way of accomplishing that. Year after year, I witness the transformation of individuals, couples, and families that have committed to their therapeutic process and have worked hard to change their lives. Like butterflies, these people go through phases during their metamorphosis: from egg (emotional immaturity) to caterpillar (discovery and growth), to pupa (learning and strengthening)... until they reach their maximum potential by becoming a beautiful butterfly, or well balanced individual.
The same way a butterfly doesn’t go back to being a caterpillar, individuals transformed by their work in therapy should never return to their original stage. Even when they are exposed to new challenges in life, they should be able to use their acquired skills to cope successfully, and that is my mission as a psychotherapist!