A crucial aspect of psychotherapy—with adults, children, and adolescents—is the partnership you develop with your therapist. A caring relationship provides a safe and confidential environment where you can discuss personal thoughts and feelings and understand how they influence behavior. The better this understanding, the more easily you can make good decisions, avoid old (and painful) patterns of behavior that may sometimes get you in trouble, and develop new behaviors that will lead to a happier, more optimistic, and healthier life.
How can therapy help? It can help when the therapy relationship "works." I have a role---as help giver. Equally important in the therapy relationship will be your role---as help seeker.
Needing and getting help from others does not necessarily mean you are "dependent." Rather, seeking help can be an indicator of long-term autonomy! That is....When you're facing a problem and you're "stuck," and you admit it, and you proactively seek out help and get help, you will increase the likelihood that---in the future---you'll be able to master all sorts of problems on your own !!
If you're facing a problem that you don't seem to be able to solve, I really encourage you to seek help....call me....I'll try to help!