In this life we will experience unexpected challenges, abrupt change, and sometimes even grief and loss. Unfortunately, no one is exempt from suffering and pain. Human beings are complex creatures that function in more than one dimension: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual.
When facing difficulties, we may lose balance in the different spheres of life creating an existential dissonance.
As a therapist, I walk beside my clients in a journey to recreate the necessary harmony in their personal life or in their relationships in order to be able to enjoy life again, and to function at their best.
Using a holistic approach, allows me to strengthen the individual or the relationships in question in all four pillars of life; physical-intellectual-emotional-spiritual.
We were created whole, when that wholeness is lost, we work together to restore it by borrowing from health principles, psychological theories and techniques, spiritual practices and psycho-education.
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What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
One of my greatest joys in life is to see that light bulb go off in people's head when they see, by introspective means, the root of their problems and then, gradually, the way out. From that moment on, therapy moves fast.
Helping people find their way again, helping them gain a new sense of hope and write a new chapter in their lives, it's my daily joy. That's not what I do for living but what I live to do.
My Role as a Therapist
As a Therapist my role is to help my clients find their own answers. As a facilitator I use a collaborative approach. I ask that my clients are fully invested in their treatment. I will frequently give home assignments to implement new skills or strengthen existing ones, or to extinguish undesired behaviors or thought patterns, this is particularly true when using behavior modification techniques.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
It was Carl Jung who said:
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
For therapy to be effective there should be good "chemistry" between therapist and client. Start by making a phone call and asking your therapist their world view, approach to therapy and value system. If it sounds like a good match, go for the initial consultation and intake and go from there.
Remember, therapy may be uncomfortable at times, make sure you don't close the door after a tough session, it's all part of the healing process.