My Approach to Helping
I approach counseling with a sense of curiosity and collaboration. Clients and I explore their core values and beliefs, and work to understand how perception influences their relationships, and how their relationships influence beliefs about themselves. We often discuss the importance of communication in relationships and work to dismantle maladaptive patterns.
We also look at resolving difficult emotions by understanding the purpose of those feelings, and where they come from. We look at attachment styles, interpersonal communication, and thought processes, focusing on insight to affect change.
More Info About My Practice
I am a collaborative counselor who works to provide you with a place to feel welcomed and respected. Together we look at your core values, beliefs, significant relationships, and overall wellbeing. We consider how perceptions impact your behavior, communication and relationships. We then work to understand where those perceptions come from, and how subsequent interactions have affected beliefs about yourself and your current circumstances.
While concentrating on insight to affect change, I utilize a variety of techniques to modify thought and behavior patterns that impact mental health. You and I will consider learned responses and automatic thoughts, and work to consider alternative reactions. I draw from cognitive behavior therapy, emotion focused therapy, and psychodynamic theory to provide a multifaceted approach to mental health.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Coming to therapy is difficult for many people. Some say that walking through the door is the hardest part. Others say that change begins with making the first phone call. If you are ready to make a change, consider this quote by Arthur Ashe "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."