The most important aspect of psychotherapy is the relationship with the therapist. Working through conflicts or past pain needs to happen through experiencing, not just through merely reading or thinking about things. Gaining self acceptance and discovering how to bring an open heart to your family or intimate relationships does not come simply from acquiring an insight, or from reading a “how to” book, (unless it’s mine of course). This doesn’t mean that some books aren’t helpful; they can be. It all begins with the healing relationship. The only way you will have any idea about what kind of relationship you might have with a therapist and how comfortable you might feel with them, is to make contact with them in person.
Feeling better about yourself takes time and hard work, but through therapy you gain a better appreciation of yourself with a non-judgmental therapist.