A good therapist needs to listen much and talk little - and when he does speak, he should be sure that he is non-confrontational and that he gives the impression that he is approachable. A therapist should be a person that the patient would approach, ideally, with any worry no matter how small. A good therapist will also be sure to offer feedback that is non-critical and cannot be interpreted by the patient as demeaning, contradictory or persecutory. The primary goal, depending on the therapy, should be getting the patient to embrace new ways of coping and new ways of thinking. It often involves turning negative and destructive behaviors into positive and constructive ones.