My Approach to Helping
I work predominantly from a strength based perspective keeping in mind that the client is at a challenge point in their lives, andor sometimes a point of feeling helpless when they enter therapy. I work to assist clients in recognizing the impact of their behavior based on their emotional perspective.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Couples therapy - premarital, couples conflict, and divorcing couples I have good success in working with couples who are struggling in their relationship due to trust issues, couples at the verge of divorce, and divorcing couples to manage the divorce as they approached their unionmarriage, i.e. respectful planning for children who may be involved.
Conflict resolution and anger management. A lot of conflicts come about through one's interpretation of the other person's meaning and intent. An individual may become angry because they view themselves as being "controlled" or manipulated. Helping clients to "see" this through their experience is healing.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
To help an individual make decisions in their relationships, life, and career that lead to harmonious relationships, a positive sense of self, self-respect while respecting others and the ability to trust others. Additionally, recognizing noteworthy behaviors in others where it is safe to trust. Have the ability to forgive, truly forgive while recognizing the person's own self-worth.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love seeing clients come to their own realization of truth, i.e. what is important to and for them, not what others impose or expect of them. The client's ability to share insight, i.e. to speak with clarity regarding their own life, and to act in accordance with what they want for themselves. Sometimes the ending is the beginning for the client.
My Role as a Therapist
To be supportive, to provide reflective listening, to help the client to make sense of their emotions and experiences, to not allow the client to fall off a cliff without being directive.