My Approach to Helping
As a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and fundamentally client-centered, I believe in an inherent tendency and ability for people to grow and learn about themselves and the world around them. I also believe each one of us has an inner wisdom to tap into. A client is encouraged to boldly explore their own thoughts and emotions in a safe, warm and collaborative therapeutic environment and find new solutions, skills, insight and awareness around life's challenges, both within the person and the persons' life experience.
I meet you where you are at, conforming my therapeutic approach to your presenting needs, and encouraging you to be as active in your own therapeutic process as possible. I may be active in my intervention as deemed useful by both the client and presenting concerns, including giving suggestions, interpretations, challenging, facilitating self-empowering therapeutic hypnosis, creative expression/arts, journaling, meditation training to include mindfulness training, dream exploration, CBT/DBT, and occasionally suggesting homework.
I also recognize the value in meeting basic human needs for psychological health, providing access to resources as needed.
My philosophy and approach is multifaceted. I am influenced by ancient Roman Stoic, Neo-Rogerian, solution-focused, cognitive/CBT, dialectic/DBT, family systems, gestalt, transpersonal, and psychodynamic therapeutic principles and interventions.
I utilize diagnostic and treatment tools to facilitate continuity of care and attentive medical diligence. However, rather than viewing the client as unwell and requiring assistance back to health, as in the medical model of psychotherapy, I take a more humanistic and transpersonal approach, generally seeking to de-pathologize the human condition and consider the influence of many layers of consciousness experience.
I see my job as an endeavor to create a relational environment conducive to experiential learning. This works to build a client's confidence in their own natural process resulting in a deeper understanding of themselves.
My overall approach ultimately emphasizes the inherent value in subjective experience, personal growth, relationship, spiritual development, and experiencing the immediate moment.