My Approach to Helping
I promote a safe environment that encourages empathy, insight, and empowerment. It is important to build a trusting relationship which will assist with working through the presenting issue(s). I utilize psychodynamic techniques which means I not only look at helping to work through what is currently not going right, but also finding the root of the issue(s). I believe the knowledge gained towards what has caused these struggles will create a longer-term change. The aim is to not just to help to fix the initial symptoms, but to also create tools to use then and in future situations.
More Info About My Practice
I am not an insurance provider. Please refer to my website for further explanation. I do, however, provide the necessary paperwork to submit to insurance companies for out of network reimbursement if that applies.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
One area of expertise I have is couples/marital therapy. Couples can come to see me for relationship, marital, or pre-marital therapy to help sort out issues between them. Some issues are infidelity, communication, fertility/infertility, and parenting. Another area of expertise I have is working with men's issues. Men can sometimes struggle with relationships, family, work, and social struggles.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
The client-therapist relationship is very important to the therapeutic process. The alliance promotes trust and safety which nurtures change to occur. With a strong therapeutic alliance, the room in which therapy is provided becomes a container in which feelings and emotions can be held and worked through. With a strong therapeutic alliance no issue is too big or too small to explore and one can feel empowered for true internal change.