The benefits of therapy are vast, and have been demonstrated in literally hundreds of treatment studies. The specific gains which one can expect depend upon the difficulty being treated, length of therapy, and treatment goals. Many clients experience a marked reduction in symptoms including anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and anger. Therapy often increases self-esteem, self-awareness, and knowledge of one’s goals and values. Therapy may improve productivity, direction, and interpersonal effectiveness in work. Many individuals experience growth in relationships including a fuller capability to love and feel connection, improved communication, enhanced joy in intimacy, and increased satisfaction and effectiveness in parenting.