The # 1 Reason My Clients Seek Therapy

Available in : Vietnamese


July 30.2021



Typically, when a client reaches out for therapy, they want to address things like anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. A therapist agrees to see the client, and they begin to address and treat the symptoms. This is all good and fine, and yet, often times, the root cause of those symptoms goes unnoticed and unspoken. As a licensed psychotherapist, a large percentage of my clients are having breakthroughs both in their understanding of why they feel this way, but how to go about addressing it, and healing that root cause… The root cause? Core needs. What happens when a child doesn’t get their core needs met? Do healthy adults relationships also require these needs to be met (answer: yes)? What are these core needs?







As early as six months, the right hemisphere of the brain begins the threat vs. safety wiring that will be hardwired into adulthood. If core needs are met, safety is wired. If these needs aren’t met, the right hemisphere will be wired to be on the constant lookout for threat, relationships won’t feel safe, and a confident/authentic self may not develop…. Continue reading Robert Oleskevich’s article on Hero’s Journey Therapy






Robert Oleskevich, is a licensed psychotherapist, world traveler, and an expat. He lived in over 30 different countries, worked with adolescents, expats, and third culture kids. These days, he provides counseling and therapy to people dealing with the social and emotional challenges of living in Asia, with a focus on expats in HCMC Vietnam.

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