My Approach to Helping
Our mission at Better Lives Building Tribes (BLBT) is to help people navigate that spot that they intersect with other people. All people have other people in their lives and it is at that intersection point that we learn the most about ourselves. How we respond to confrontation, what our conflictual rhythm looks like, whether we recharge by ourselves or in the presence of other people, how we handle feedback, our conversational style, and how we conceptualize boundaries and self-care- all seem to be part of this journey.
It hard for people to reflect on their own lives and decipher the patterns, repetitions, or belief structures or perspectives that may be holding them back from achieving the best version of themselves. But, with our help we can help people identify the key people that have been in their life, what their role was or is and whether the relationship aligns with ideal values. People are their own best assets in helping us identify the hurdles.
We use a directive eclectic approach, so people the treatment that is designed according to their needs. We offer tangible solutions that people can choose from, so their tribe becomes more fuel rather than a burden. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solutions-Focused therapies all help us achieve this goal. We are focused on using the methodology that works the best for the people we see.
More Info About My Practice
Most of our work is through telehealth, so we are able to show up with our clients in the comfort of their own space in their organic form. A large portion of our work will be exploring how our clients are currently living, what types of environments they are surrounded by, and what the characteristics are of the people they are closest to. We build rapport, connection, and emphasize client strengths during the analyzation period.
We all practice with a directive modality. So when we fully understand what the hurdles are, we are relatively quick in offering coping skills, solutions, ideas, and perspective shifts. We are happy to rotate and take turns advocating for different people that join in on the counseling journey. Bringing in opinions of other people, especially those close to us, offers a lot of helpful data points to aid in closing the gap between where we are and where we would ideally like to be.
If you would like to feel like you are walking away with something tangible that you can practice to see if it is a habit that gets you closer to your goals, I would consider choosing us.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
We are all relatively hesitant about going to therapy. There will always be some leftover stigma in terms of going to see a therapist is the equivalent of surrendering to the idea that we are not normal. But, what if there is no definition of normal? What if there is just a we should keep trying new things until something feels better? I think all of us could use a therapist. An impartial, non-biased, third party perspective to challenge our thoughts, ideas, and perspectives? Yes please!