My Approach to Helping
Each one of us knows what suffering is and each one of us wants to learn ways to avoid it. My practice is centered in helping you find ways to overcome suffering. We so often behave in ways that harm us and others around us and we don't not even understand why. I can help you find out which ones of your behaviors help you and which ones harm you. I also can help you define your goals and step by step achieve them.I have had the good fortune to be trained both in Depth Psychology, which sheds light in the dark corners of our soul and I have also been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which uses certain tools to help you change your undesirable behaviors. Therapy helps all of us evolve and flourish. My approach is also guided by my belief that you know "what ails" you and ultimately you are in charge of your inner life. You will discover that my approach is compassionate, non-judgemental, inclusive and loving.
More Info About My Practice
My life experiences have been instrumental in molding my therapeutic approach. In fact I became a psychotherapist after I experienced what has been called "the dark night of the soul." From my difficult childhood to immigration, from marriage to divorce to same-sex relationships, from child rearing to career building, I have a vast experience to guide my work. In fact my experiences have showed me how true it is that transformation occurs through suffering.
My Buddhist practice greatly informs my work and mindfulness is a core skill I teach my patients.
I have also been trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy which is designed to help people with emotional deregulation and those who self-harm or have attempted suicide. Finally, having attended a Jungian school, myths, fairy tales,dreams and stories are all important as well.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Because we did not have a say in our growing up it takes strength to take charge now as adults and change what does not serve us well. Going to therapy shows strength not weakness.
Good therapy could be seen as a "spiritual" practice, in the sense that it removes the obstacles to our attaining our full potential as human beings. It is a way to realize our higher selves.