Welcome to The Therapeutic Relationship

The See Me as a Person Web site exists to provide guidance to clinicians in all disciplines in creating, nurturing, and deepening their therapeutic relationships. Mary Koloroutis and Michael Trout, authors of the book See Me as a Person, mentor site visitors in the practical therapeutic arts of wondering, following, and holding on behalf of patients and their families—all within a container of presence and attunement.

We invite you to share your questions and challenges with us as you strive daily to bring authenticity and deep connection to the relationships you create with the patients and families you serve, even within today’s highly technical, fast-paced, time-constrained, and frequently chaotic health care environments.


“May I see in all who suffer only the fellow human being.” Oath of Maimonides

2 thoughts on “Welcome to The Therapeutic Relationship

  1. At 18 years old, I found out I was adopted. My mother sat me on the couch and told me! I am 57 years old and still feel lost. I was in an orphanage for 9 months. My adopted mother died of a brain aneurysm when she was 58….. Just had a headache. I’ve been divorced for 20 years yet have raised three very successful children. After 14 years of marriage, I found out my husband was a cross-dresser. Another secret!!!
    Depressiion and anxiety are daily occurrence but I hold all my jobs. I am hurting so much inside but I keep it to myself.
    Do you have ant studies that deal with people who find out later in life about being adopted?
    I’d love to feel safe and happy but have no idea how.

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