The ideal client, more than anything, wants change. The issues they struggle with may be difficult, but they are ready to start their recovery. This client knows themself well even if they don't yet know how to help themself, and can work collaboratively on recovery goals. They are willing to do the work with me, even when it gets tough. This client is able to meet weekly, is open to discussing their symptoms and problems and is ready to learn. They may have had a range of different challenges (eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, ASD, psychosis, trauma), but they are ready to face these challenges with me.