My Approach to Helping
My ideal client is motivated to improve their relationship with themselves, those relationships closest to them or both. They may struggle with specific issues and need guidance in learning how to better focus on what is important. They seek to learn new tools, skills and strategies in their efforts to navigate life's ups and downs. They have a willingness to improve their interpersonal communication skills. My client's are looking to manage and resolve concerns, so that they can improve their overall sense of well-being and live a more fulfilling life.
Knowing yourself and being able to effectively communicate can increase your overall success and happiness in life. In a comfortable and confidential environment, you will learn how to acknowledge, manage and communicate your thoughts and emotions in more productive ways. You will learn how to address issues and conflict from within, so that you can more effectively manage all of your emotions and your relationships (in your marriage, with your children, an ex-spouse, parent, in grief, with a co-worker or supervisor, etc.) and with general symptoms of anxiety and depression.
More Info About My Practice
We all have conflict going on within ourselves, in our relationships or both. Unresolved conflict can create varying thoughts and emotions that can ultimately impact our interactions with others, our relationships, overall sense of well being and our mental health state. As a Solution Focused conflict resolution specialist, I help individuals and couples learn to better acknowledge, manage and communicate their emotions. I teach people how to better understand themselves, so that ultimately they are better understood by others.
My Therapy Focus
As a Solution Focused Therapist, I believe that client's are the experts on themselves, their families and their situations. When I make recommendations or suggestions, it is up to you what you decide to do with the information you obtain from our sessions. We can focus on the past if this is helpful for you. We can focus on how you want yourself, your life, and your relationships to be different. We can do both. This is often helpful when it comes to making lasting changes. You can learn to create a better way forward and notice the difference the changes you are making are making!
My Guiding Ethical Principles
Tenants of Solution Focused Therapy
1. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
2. If something is working, do more of it.
3. If it's not working, do something different.
4. Small steps can lead to big changes.
5. The solution is not directly related to the problem.
6. The language for solution development is different from language needed to describe a problem.
7. No problem happens all of the time. There are exceptions.
8. The future is both created and negotiable.