New Futures for Older Clients: Psychotherapy as Art How do we help clients understand and navigate the experience of aging if we don’t understand it ourselves? Recently, at 61, I considered doing another round of therapy myself. My wish was to evolve, perhaps transcend. But all that was offered to me was more digging into my past to “figure things out.” I don’t want to figure out that which has already happened. I want to figure out what to do and who to be next. Beyond symptom amelioration, what is therapy for? Is it just to fix? And why does it seem to always turn to the past?