My Approach to Helping
Relationships are a source of sustenance and fulfillment. Sometimes we have to grow and change so that we can improve and deepen our relationships. This can be frightening and confusing, and we may not be sure what to do. Therapy provides guidance to explore your relationship and manage change.
I believe that we all share the same emotions, even though we might express these feelings in different ways. I allow my clients to tell their stories in a way that feels comfortable to them. I tailor my treatment options to meet the needs of each client in a way that is sufficiently challenging, manageable, and useful. I have a respectful, collaborative practice and do not judge my clients on the basis of culture, gender, or sexual orientation.
I use emotion and solution-focused therapies, and integrate these approaches with cognitive and experiential approaches. I work with couples, families, and individuals to explore their feelings and examine how their beliefs affect their behavior. My goal is to help my clients achieve better self-awareness, resolve their conflicts, and build healthier, more satisfying relationships.