My Approach to Helping
I think people have innate strength and capability to solve the problems they face but that there are times when we as human beings lose sight of our strengths or are faced with situations that are overwhelming. We may feel a sense of disconnection, alienation, shame or loneliness and often these feelings pervade our sense of ourselves and our relationships. Often we do the best we can with the skills and ways of managing we know and end up falling into a pattern of thoughts and behaviors that keep us from fully addressing our issues. We are not the actualized healthy self-confident individual we want to be. At these times to seek help becomes the first step in a process of liberating ourselves. My role in the relationship is to create an accepting and non-judgmental environment for you and to help you see your challenges in a way that will help you move toward self-acceptance but also tap into your strengths to help you grow in positive ways. I am honored that I am entrusted with one's vulnerabilities to hold and keep safe as we work together to move toward positive change.
More Info About My Practice
If you are interested in my methods I usually use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am currently training to become a Certified Sex Therapist. I welcome you to call or set up an appointment to see if you feel a sense of connection, confidence and trust that would be the basis for a positive therapeutic relationship.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
My suggestion is that you try a few different therapist before you settle on one. Pick the person you are comfortable with and feel a connection to. The basis of a good therapeutic relationships is built on feelings of trust that the therapist really wants to understand and help you, that the therapist is upfront with you, and that they have the skills and insight to help you. Mutual respect and a non-judgmental attitude by the therapist is basic to a helping relationship. It may be hard to reveal the issues that you seek help with if you don't feel the therapist is trustworthy, accepting and respectful. And if you are less likely to be completely honest with yourself and the therapist than positive change is less likely happen.