My Approach to Helping
I believe that people try to do the best they can. They try to solve their problems in the only ways they were exposed to in their family of origin. Unfortunately, this limits their repertoire of responses and so they get stuck in an endless loop of reactivity, escalations and hurt. As an Imago Relationship Therapist, I help them to identify the patterns of behaviors that they bring to relationships which prevent them from getting what thy want, need and wish for. I also teach them how to substitute unproductive and destructive behavior patterns with effective, self-caring and empathic behaviors that will get them closer to their life's goals and dreams. I believe that a double prong approach of (a)acquiring specific relationship skills plus (b)gaining insight about early childhood issues and why they keep getting in the way of a satisfying relationship, are the path to repairing, healing, connection and a return to wholeness.