My Approach to Helping
I believe that therapy is a process that everyone should try at some point in their life and that you and I both should play our own part in a collaborative process. Sometimes the changes that occur in the course of our relationship may feel uncomfortable. It requires many years of developing a way of thinking, feeling, and behaving and will require some time to change those patterns. With time, patience, and hard work, these changes in self-image, insight, and behavior will become more routine and you will begin to see the tremendous benefits. Based on your individual needs, we will develop a unique plan that involves different methods of therapy. I am comfortable with individuals from many different cultures and backgrounds and consider my own personal strengths to be accepting, genuine, and respectful. I am honored to be an advisor and contributor to the 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is the foremost diagnostic tool utilized by all mental health professionals around the world. In addition, I enjoy researching alternative methods in psychotherapy.