The foundation of Associates For Counseling & Psychotherapy’ distinctive approach is the establishment of a healthy, therapeutic relationship with the client. A key element in the relationship is the non-judgmental attitude on the part of the therapist. The therapist is caring, trustworthy and sensitive – an objective listener and who can help a client interpret the events of his or her life and learn new ways to deal with them.With Associates For Counseling & Psychotherapy, an atmosphere of confidentiality provides a safe setting for expressions of feelings which aids the therapist in helping clients relive past hard times with a new perspective and a more constructive outcome. Not only do we counsel, we listen to find out what it is that is bothering them and what it is they are looking for so we can accompany them on their journey, addressing their feelings and evaluations of how they are progressing towards their goal. The client’s own resources are guided by the therapist, fostering the creation of a customized approach to meet the specific needs of each client.