THERaVASA is a method for understanding your unconscious motivations. It has been constructed around psychological principles developed in Psycho-Contextual Analysis (PCA), which itself is an outgrowth of multiple therapeutic disciplines, specifically Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy and Lacanian Psychoanalysis. PCA determines the "root" cause, or psychogenesis of most if not all cognitive-behavioral deficiencies, which are not strictly biological in nature, are a function of psychological trauma. Broadly speaking psychological trauma is distinguished from physical trauma by its affect as experienced in the realm or Register of the Symbolic/Psychological, as opposed to the physical body's experience is that of the Reality Register or the "real world." Specifically, psychological trauma hinges on the perceptual apparatus of the physical/psychological being.
The perceptual apparatus of an individual includes both physical organs, i.e. the visual, kinesthetic (feeling), olfactory, etc. systems of the body, as well as the primary psychological "organ" -- the psyche, e.g. Unconscious, Preconscious and Conscious, and Ego, Id and Superego. Perception is critical in distinguishing the affects of trauma on the psyche as to one individual the experience of "trauma" can be wildly different than to another.
As making an accurate distinction between physical and psychological trauma so is it important to distinguish between a normal everyday problem and a problem that is generated from the psyche, i.e. a psychological problem. The primary factor that distinguishes a psychological problem is that of repetition whereas in an everyday problem, such as a flat tire from an unexpected road hazard there is no pattern or repeatability. Granted the "unexpected" quality could belie a deeper psychological pattern wherein the individual repeatedly experiences events in an unexpected way. The pattern of running into situations that are unprepared for is actually a counter-sign that there is something "Symbolic" about the individual's problem: their perpetual unpreparedness. This is all to say that an everyday problem can still be a psychological problem that has symbolic significance. This all remains to be seen until the individual or PC-analyst is able to determine via real-world cognitive-behavioral change that it is Symbolic or Real.