My Approach to Helping
I see therapy as a well to assist people in developing the capacity to engage in their life fully. I believe in people's strengths and their ability to understand and change the patterns that create interference. Using an interpersonal approach and using available tools such as cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques the goal is to identify patterns that work and don't work and use those that work to try new ways of engaging in life rather than simply repeating familiar patterns. When a person is in experiencing mental health conditions that would also benefit from medications I work with prescribing clinicians. I have found that people have capacity and strength that develops through the work of therapy. Therapy is work and the more one puts in the greater the benefit. As a therapist our conversations are a vehicle for change.
More Info About My Practice
I have maintained a small practice for over 30 years. Sessions are 45 minutes long and may be once or twice a week. While individuals are provided with a specific session time, my full-time position requires that I travel occasionally so some flexibility is required.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy provides a safe environment within which a person can explore and examine their experiences without having to take into account the judgments and needs of the therapist. Identifying patterns provides the opportunity to decide how one wants to engage with their friends, family, work and the world around them. Whatever happens in ones life is likely to happen in some way in the therapy room and that allows for the opportunity for discovery and development. One can't rush therapy and change is a process, the benefits ought to bolster self-respect and confidence as well as capacity to tolerate stress and resilience.