Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling
I'm a licensed professional.
MFT - MFC47789
Yes, I feel adept in helping people have better dating and or longterm relationships. Often, we tend do alot of self-sabotaging when it come to our dating as well as in relationships. It is key to be able to identify what might make a person act out in ways that are not helpful and to work with the person on finding new and healthy ways of coping so that healthy relationships will happen and can be sustained.
The ability to connect with your therapist is key to being able to make healty and positive changes. Through this relationship, healthy change is possible.
I believe the purpose of psychotherapy is to be able to learn how to stop repeating old habits that do not help us and to form new ways of doing things that will help us achieve our absolute potential in a safe and healthy way.
I love being a therapist because it is such a privilege to be able to be in a room with a person or couple and to hear the most intimate details of their lives and to be able to help play a role in making their life/lives more meaningful, successful, and rewarding. I love that I get to witness, on a regular basis, the process of change and the journey of personal success on many levels.
To provide a safe setting to explore feelings, thoughts, and preferences in a non-judgemental atmosphere. Also, to offer my insights when needed and merited.
Working with people to help them achieve happiness and a true sense of accomplishment on an emotional level that will play out in all areas of their lives.
What key issues you would like to work on and what brought you into my office today.
Do no harm. Have good intentions. Have integrity and draw from my expertise.
Check therapy out. Make sure you like your therapist, otherwise it's a waste of time. Commit to at least a couple of months to start seeing changes in behaviors/patterns. Go because you have goals to work on and know that therapy is a process that can really, really help!
Bad therapy is for sure worse than no therapy. People who have had the bad luck of having a bad therapist have a good reason to feel negative in regards to therapy. But just as bad therapy really stinks, good therapy can make all the difference as well and can really help people to become unstuck.
Goodness of fit. Meaning that one should feel not only comfortable with their therapist but also like them in addition to feeling safe with their therapist's credentials and education.
Yes, of course. With any challange that is not only "just survived" but overcome, it is an opportunity of great emotional growth both as a human being and as a therapist.
Every person has a different way of being. I try to match different styles of therapy to help people get the most out of therapy. I would say my top 3 theoretical influences that I draw from are:
Psychodynamic, where we look alot at past history and established patterns and ways of doing things that are playing out in the present.
Humanistic: where there is complete respect towards the person who is seeking treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral: Working on re-establishing thought patterns to change behavioral patterens.
These 3 theoretical styles work well together in fully addressing each person's indivial needs.
I am very real and offer a safe place for each person to explore their strengths and weaknesses at their own pace. I strongly believe that not only is it important to have a safe atmosphere, but also to give people enough "tools" to handle going through therapy. The goal is to help people not to retraumatize people by having them go too quickly (or too slowly) through dealing with pain and feelings of being overwhelmed.