Every experience in a person’s life can impact each moment that follows. A sort of domino-effect can unfold, but people don’t always allow themselves to think twice about things as the unfolding occurs. Psychotherapy [sometimes called ‘counseling’] is an encounter in which a person can explore things in greater depth. Whether there is a history of trauma, or disappointments have impacted things more than you expected . . . Giving yourself the opportunity to be completely heard and understood is one of most sincere forms of self-love.