Unfortunately, people often consider therapy only for "working on problems". Over recent years there has been a developing body of "positive psychology" research helping to shift the focus from fixing problems to developing strengths, sense of purpose, intimacy, creativity and pleasure. Both areas (working on problems and developing potential) are very good reasons to pursue psychotherapy. We get to live life just once and we have a finite amount of time to make it as good as possible. I believe good psychotherapy can help make it far more fulfilling and meaningful.