My Approach to Helping
I believe that body-mind-spirit-energy are inseparable. Likewise that each of us is also intrinsically linked to each other and the Universe, atomically, spiritually. We are all part of the Oneness, as are other animal species, our environment. How we treat others, including other species, reflects on our own species. This means I am a proponent of humane treatment of self and others, all others, of all species. I believe in the unconscious mind as an omnipresent entity within each of us, communicating between and among us ( and between species) -a wonderful resource to trust and learn about and access through various means (i.e., meditation, yoga, trance, psychotherapy). I believe when people develop problems in work, love, health, or life style areas that they can no longer figure out solutions for by themselves or by consulting friends or family, then seeking professional help is a healthy, self-caring behavior. Our society is still confused and often maligns this kind of self-care as overly-dependent when, in fact, it really represent mature behavior: working collaboratively on the self, seeking answers to puzzling surface symptoms that interfere with being able to function at work or at home, with life's enjoyment. When a person comes to me, I work very collaboratively. I help him or her find the answers within using my technical expertise and humanity. I do not have the answers-the person does. Together we find them.
More Info About My Practice
When a person contacts me, it starts a two-way process of assessing goodness of fit of therapist to prospective patient and patient to therapist: Am I the right therapist for this person? Is the type of therapy I do right for this person's issues? Is my personality and style a good match for this person? Do I think I can help this person? Does this person feel comfortable enough with me as a therapist? Does he or she think I can help? Am I comfortable enough with this person? Once an appointment might be made, I let patients know that there are a few rules: one, we start and generally end on time; two, most importantly, there is nothing that cannot be talked about or, put in a positive voice, everything can be talked about! This includes the therapeutic relationship and any thoughts, feelings, at any time that are going on about it. This process of holding the therapeutic process up for periodic review whenever the therapist of patient might wish is continuous throughout the life of the therapy.