Insight Therapy is a particular type of therapy that emphasizes developing knowledge regarding one’s patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In order for there to be significant change in someone’s life, they must first and foremost learn how and why things have come to be the way they are. Insight therapy requires a strong, trusting relationship between the therapist and the patient so that the patient feels comfortable enough to share their past and present experiences. With this knowledge, the therapist helps the patient by pointing out connections and patterns between past and present experiences. For example, for someone who is consistently angry, it may be helpful for them to gain insight into how the anger they felt toward their neglectful parents may have shaped and promoted the expression of anger in their daily life as an adult. With the causes of the present anger identified, the patient can then learn new ways of expressing and reducing anger.