Coming to therapy is the first step in a hopeful direction. People come to therapy for many different reasons, at least part of which is an attempt to change something. If pain is one side of a coin and hope is the other, then the flip of a coin is choosing therapy. Change can be a scary word that snaps us right out of our comfort zone. While it’s true that therapy is not always an easy endeavor, it is meant to provide relief and healing. Therapy at its best is a partnership, two minds in open communication pursuing a clear goal.