My Approach to Helping
I have an appreciation for how difficult it is for many people to consider therapy and how important a good fit with a therapist is for a successful outcome. I strive to provide a connection that promotes a feeling of safety for the client. Once that is established it is imperative that goals are identified that are both reasonable and attainable. These goals must be client driven, because in my belief successful therapy is client driven. I utilize an eclectic approach which is a combination of a Rogerian philosophy as well as cognitive based therapy. My belief is that the solutions to issues that you are seeking counseling for are within you. I do consider myself somewhat of an archaeologist carefully excavating priceless treasures that may have been buried deep for many years. I do work with grief and loss after having spent many years in the hospice setting. This has given me a strong foundation in this area. Similarly having worked in adoptions for many years has also given me expertise in the unique dynamics that surround adoption as well as attachment issues.