My Approach to Helping
If you are like me, you would love to know what people who have had exceptional outcomes in therapy have looked for in their psychotherapist that helped them choose who to trust to coach them to a new destination in their life. Surprisingly enough, successful people find coaches that identify and build on what they are already doing right.
My PhD research on coping revealed that people are more resilient when they are authentic. Yet, all of us face social and even internal pressures to present to others what we believe they expect of us. At critical moments, we often forget to remember to listen to that part of us that already knows the direction we should be going. As your therapist and counselor, my job is to point out to you what you may unconsciously already know and help you consistently choose what you have been doing right over what you have been persuaded to do that does not work for you.
This is what you can expect of me:
Confidence: You already have the inner resources you need to do what you want to do.
Acceptance: The only place you can start is where you are now.
Practical Magic: Your forward action is what brings your dream to life.
Depth: You are always more than you seem to be.
Encouragement: Working together, you will become prepared for the inevitable tests of life.
Understanding: As you are effective in changing yourself, your outer circumstances will shift.
Creativity: When you change one thing for the better, everything else improves.
Efficiency: You can be most effective when you start with something that is easy to change.
Courage: Hard things come easier when you have succeeded at something simple.
Insight: Everything starts with a good idea.
Good Will: I deeply respect my clients! I get excited about what I do!