My Approach to Helping
My approach to counseling is based upon my knowledge of attachment theory and my belief in the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal the wounds of childhood. The trusting alliance that evolves within the treatment room updates the individual's prior experiences and provides a model of what can be possible in relationships in the outside world. In the room with clients, I try to be warm, direct, nonjudgmental, and ethical. People come to me with their most personal and sometimes scary thoughts and feelings, and it is both my job and my privilege to explore that material in a way that reduces suffering and helps them to lead more effective and satisfying lives.