It is within this safe therapeutic connection between Dr. Unmacht and the person that healing, recovery, personal growth, and self esteem develop. The person discusses his or her struggles and upsets which become clarified and understood during therapy sessions. As the individual becomes clearer on how he or she thinks and feels about issues that he may be struggling with from within and/or from outside himself in, for example, his family, work, or social environment there begins to emerge patterns and connections in the person's emotional and intellectual experience. It is from the person's experiencing these patterns and connections that change emerges. New coping skills develop. The quality of connectedness with others changes because as a person begins to know himself better, he has a better ability to manage his needs, conflicts, and motivations. As this happens he is able to understand and change his relationships with significant others, friends and co-workers.