My Approach to Helping
My primary goal as a psychologist is to provide guidance and resources for people who are struggling. Someone can be having trouble with a small part of their life, or a specific problem, or they can be having a hard time dealing with life in general. Getting help can be the first step in making sense of life, and the first step towards living a healthier life.
As a clinician, I want to help people develop practical skills to deal with life and problems, skills that are in line with the values that they want to live. There is no perfect solution, and no one-size-fits all treatment, so I borrow from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Gestalt therapy to help clients along that path, based on what they need. I find it important to look past pathology, and labels, to treat the person that is suffering. If I can understand the source of a person's pain, or multiple sources, whether it be childhood trauma, a struggle to find meaning in life, or even difficulty making friends, I can help potential clients find solutions
Therapy is an exploratory process. I have a number of roadmaps, and my goal is to help folks find the one that works best for them to make sense of the world they are living in. If you want to feel better, if you want to live a healthier life, my goal is to help you reach those destinations.