Finding a therapist with whom you “connect” is crucial. This means working with someone you feel safe with, someone who respects and cares for you. We all have challenges in our lives. They show up as something different for everyone. No matter how serious the issue(s), human beings are resilient by nature. Your resilience will be focused on. A caring and supportive relationship with your therapist can offer encouragement, reassurance, and foster skill that can result in a person’s ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, or stress.