My Approach to Helping
Why I Love being a Psychotherapist
No easy task, the process of therapy requires the unmasking of socially condoned violence done to individuals. In therapy, the uncovering process requires digging through layers of neglect and indifference, contempt and ridicule, shame and humiliation, criticism and guilt, exploitation and manipulation. Almost without exception, each breakthrough involves breakage and releases costly feelings of outrage, hatred, and pain. The reparative process calls for understanding, acceptance, and support, along with a ritualistic observance of the symbolic meanings of the events which come to light. I love being a psychotherapist because this gives me the opportunity to provide assistance, hope and determination that you can make it through anything that might seem impossible. The tools I have used to facilitate this process proceed from what lies deep within the patient's intuition, felt experience, and determination combined with my faith in the patient's primacy, resilience, and self-healing capacity.