My Approach to Helping
I believe that life happens to all of us -- that is to say that we can't avoid or change negative experiences such as heartbreak, loss, or tragedy. I also believe, however, that we can change how we respond to these events to either move toward or away from our values. I believe that, if we can align our behaviors to what truly matters to us, we can in so doing increase our life satisfaction and reduce our suffering. In other words, life-induced heartache may be inevitable, but suffering is not.
My goal as your therapist is to help you recognize how your actions align with your values, and help you find the willingness and motivation within to align them as much or as little as you want. I will also give you tools and resources for those times when the urge to act opposite of your intentions arises.
My sessions are usually a blend of practical exercises and talk therapy; however, they will always be based on what goals you establish. I see myself as a partner in your care, rather than an expert telling you what to do. After all, no one knows you better than you do.