My Approach to Helping
I am 100% client-focused and believe that the best results are always achieved through encouragement and empowerment - never through criticisms and condemnations. I take a very holistic approach, as I feel therapy is all about healing and empowering your whole person: how you feel, what you think, what you do, and the perspectives and paradigms that shape and determine your quality of life. If you choose to work with me, you can be assured that I will always listen attentively and conduct myself with professionalism and sensitivity. Please feel free to explore my website, where you can learn more about my treatment approaches.
More Info About My Practice
Therapy only works when you find someone with whom you can build a trusting therapeutic relationship. Unfortunately, finding the right therapist can be easier said than done. I offer a free consultation so that we can get to know each other and you can determine if I am the right fit for you - both in terms of my professional experience and background, along with my personality and style.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
It is important to tell yourself or your loved one, that just because therapy didn't work before, doesn't mean it won't work now. I feel that therapy only works if all three of the following are in place.
1)The client is willing to go to therapy. The client does not have to be 100% sold on the idea of therapy, but at least a small part of them must be willing to try it.
2) The client feels that their therapist is a person worth trusting and has faith that they can help. If a client does not feel comfortable with their therapist, it will be extremely difficult to open up in sessions.
3) The therapist feels confident in their skills to help the client.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about this.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
In the simplest terms, I feel that a good therapist is one who meets certain criteria. One important factor, is that the therapist is not striving to achieve a "quick fix" because they know people are complex and must be respected as such. The therapist should meet the client where they are at and push them ONLY IF they have assessed that it is the time to do so. Another factor that I find very important, is that the client must always be at the center of the treatment approach, NOT THE THERAPIST. Lastly, I feel that a good therapist will respectfully "check in" with you throughout your work together, to understand how you feel, what you think, and to verify if a certain treatment approach (or approaches) are working for you. If not, then the therapist must be open-minded and willing to adjust.
I am pleased to share that I align with all of the above best practices.