My Approach to Helping
I work to provide a safe environment for clients to explore feelings. I provide feedback and direction as necessary. I am not the "listen and say 'Uh hum" type. My approach is direct, and often I use humor to bring things into perspective. I use Family Systems techniques to help parents get a handle on their children and adolescents. I use cognitive behavioral techniques to help you make sense of things and learn how your thinking affects your feelings and decisions. I look to family of origin relationships (Object Relations) to help clients understand what is being repeated in their current relationships and how to move beyond that. I identify cognitive distortions (ways of communicating that drive people to the brink) to help couples with conflict understand what is happening between them. I use trauma specific interventions (Psych-K, Neuro-emotional Technique and EMDR) to help clients move quickly through their distress. I use all of the above to help people find themselves, their value and worth and their life's purpose at any age.