My Approach to Helping
My way of working: you're a unique individual I haven't met yet. I'm not an expert on what makes you tick. I don’t work with some one-size-fits-all plan that fits nobody. Of the thousands of people I’ve met in therapy, every one was a unique individual with a right to be heard and understood. I’ll meet you with interest and respect.
Even though I've never heard *your* story before, I've walked with thousands of other people who were pushing through thousands of other challenges. May I walk with you as you find your best road, and as you take charge of your own life?
Maybe we’ll start with a two way chat about who you are, who you want to be, what’s getting in your way right now. Maybe we’ll do something else: we're real people having a real conversation, and those go where they go. Give me a call, or write me!
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Your connection with your therapist is vital. It matters more than any technique. That's why there is no hard sell here. After our first meeting, if you don't want to go on, you'll never hear from me again.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
(in case you want the technical stuff) I'm what they call a humanist therapist. Within that, I'm very friendly with the postmodernists - I'm married to one - but I identify with the Gestalt crowd. And that all means? I don't assume you're here to be repaired like a computer or an old car. I don't assume I'll be able to fix your issues with some one-size-fits-all technique. We're two unique individuals who haven't met before, we don't know each other, and the only thing I know in advance is that you'll be heard and respected.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Monica and I practice brief therapy. What "brief" means depends on why you're here. One visit, ten, fifty-two, whatever you need and want without wasting time and money, that's exactly what we set out out to do here.