My Approach to Helping
I help people manage the tension between what one has already achieved and what one intends to accomplish. Together we explore questions about why powerful feelings and thoughts emerge, and how they can be expressed in the most beneficial way. Therapy questions the assumptions of thinking, the process of thinking, to allow people to come to their own conclusions.
Over time, people become habituated with patterns of thoughts and feelings, and once we understand why these patterns persist, we can interrupt them and begin to experience a broader range of emotions. My methodologies are individualized. Some people need specific tools to help with social interactions and the release of tension, and others need general approaches to reframe their thinking about how they can find meaning for themselves and their families. Therapeutic relationships are distinctly human where care, confidence, and curiosity is emphasized and strengthened.
In my work, I call attention to unrecognized assumptions, and I make a distinction between what you think about and how you do that thinking. I am less concerned with looking for causes to explain what you do and more concerned with discovering patterns in the meanings you make by what you're doing. I believe that perceptions are unique and experience of the world is subjective. By observing mental and emotional habits and letting them be, you become more than your constructed identity, you become the awareness that is observing that constructed identity with compassion and acceptance.