Psychotherapeutic teamwork cultivates the ability to see into yourself with more clarity and through these insights, more effective choices can be made. The goal is to develop and maintain a healthy and positive relationship with yourself. A central theme of psychotherapy is to relieve emotional and psychic pain and eliminate negative thinking. Removing pain is at the core of all psychotherapeutic work. Through this process, the true self emerges naturally. Another element of psychotherapy is to learn how to create and maintain healthy relationships. Knowing what makes you happy with yourself and with others allows for a better quality of life. Most of us are too self-critical, demanding, and perfectionistic to be comfortable. The goal is to develop a compassionate, kind, respectful, safe, and accepting relationship with yourself and ultimately with others.