"When a person seeks our help, suffering is relieved through a mutual process that brings caring attention to feelings, desires, thoughts, and bodily sensations as they occur in the present moment.

Shame sensitivity and compassion deepen reflective work and strengthen selfhood. When both

therapeutic partners can tenderly distinguish the parts of the self that limit growth and expression

and identify a path that promotes healing and relationship, choice and change become possible."

--Susan Warren Warshow, LCSW, LMFT, Developer DEFT