My Approach to Helping
My approach is eclectic: I have been trained in, or independently studied, many therapeutic modalities; and I think that first and foremost, one starts at the point where the client currently resides (emotionally and cognitively) and work from there - with whatever therapeutic tools seem appropriate. The appropriate tools may, and do, sometimes, change over the course of work with a particular client. Sometimes just being quietly with a client is the thing that helps them most, and gives them a respite from"real" life.
More Info About My Practice
I work in my home and have cats. If you dislike cats, are allergic, or frightened of them, I will help you find another therapist in our area whom I trust. (Mostly the cats walk through the client space, look at us, and go elsewhere!)
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Depression and PTSD- I have experienced both in my life. I sought and received help that made a great deal of difference in my quality of life. In choosing a therapist, the two most important things to consider are:
1) are they credentialed; and
2) are you comfortable with them. Number two is CRUCIAL!