A therapist has to practice being fully present and has to cultivate the energy of compassion in order to be helpful.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Path of Emancipation.


If I wish to treat another individual psychologically at all, I must for better or worst give up
all pretensions to superior knowledge, all authority and desire to influence.

~ Carl Jung, The Practice of Psychotherapy.


We wish people to accept us for who we are, but in so doing we reject them for who they are.

When we require that people be different, we block the possibility of real connection with them.

You believe your opinions; you believe your judgments; you believe your emotions.
And these belief become your ego-but this ego is not you.

~ Copyright Ezra Bayda, Saying Yes To Life, Wisdom Publications, 2005.


An unrevealed part of yourself is never understood.

Release your snapshot images of relationships. Life is a motion picture.

Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.

Compassion for others comes naturally as you recognize your own limitations.

~ Copyright Stephen C. Paul, Ph.D., Illuminations Visions for Change, 
   Growth and Self-Acceptance, Harper Collins Publishers 1991.

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Winchell Quan, MFT 31607

204 G Street, Suite 202

Petaluma, CA 94953

(707) 486-3178