My Approach to Helping
Taking the first step to open yourself to a therapist can be initially intimidating. Anxieties about judgment or feeling misunderstood can become obstacles to an experience to promoting growth.
My style is to provide a non-judgmental environment to assist clients to understand motivations or obstacles blocking getting needs met. Exploring the biological, psychological and social aspects of the internal conflicts as well as discovering past the impact of early family relationships allowing for a level of awareness and insight.
As this knowledge develops, people begin to experience emotions and become attentive to their inner feelings. Especially, in situations that provoke deep emotional responses. As this, internal awareness grows and client's competencies increase. Behaviour shift slowly and effortlessly.
According to the research in neuroplasticity, it is probable that in these moments change in the brain occurs. What an exciting discovery! Much more research in this area is progressing.
More Info About My Practice
Creativity and media are also a way of discovering oneself. Often people bring in their creations or forms of media that inspire them as a way to further understand themselves on a deeper level. There is much unconscious material to discover hidden in these arts.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Over the last 30 years, I have had the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a broad range of issues including:
Anxiety problems such as generalized anxiety, panic disorders, and PTSD. Eating disorders is an area of proficiency.
Depression concerns are also an are of specialty including grief, loss, previous abandonment as well as other Biopsychosocial issues that contribute to depression.
Relationship and Family matters such as: struggles in finding appropriate partners, relationship problems, break-ups and divorce.
Parenting and Child and Adolescent Therapy including: fertility issues, becoming new parents, child issues, Play Therapy and painstaking work occurring during the angst of adolescents.