My Approach to Helping
Each individual has the capacity to heal, grow and recover. Psychotherapy provides the resources to uncover the human potential and the abilities that you cannot access at difficult times. Life always brings a number of challenges through change, growth, movement, and interaction with others. Often you are able to cope and deal with those challenges on your own. However, at times, you may need the help of others to overcome, adapt and succeed. A psychotherapist can help you experience your life and yourself at its fullest.
More Info About My Practice
The practice is based on what I would like to experience when I go to therapy. When you call to schedule the first appointment you will speak directly to the doctor with no third parties involved. The office itself is conveniently accessible, comfortable and private. Once treatment starts you have multiple ways of communicating with me and flexibility in scheduling the appointments to fit your schedule. Coming to therapy is an important decision and the service should adjust to your needs.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
Because our minds and our relationships are very complex there is not a single theory that can address each individual problem. My theoretical orientation is strongly grounded on a variety of therapeutic approaches that, in combination, can be tailored to each individual. My belief in the human potential has its roots on a humanistic perspective and it's manifested in seeing each person as interrelated to their family and community, in a systemic way. Also, psycho-dynamic theories and neurological discoveries provide for me a framework for understanding the complexity of the mind and the human experience. Finally, a collaborative therapeutic relationship describes what goes on in the session, where we choose the techniques and tools that best fit the person. Sometimes, we address short term change and sometimes the goal is to make more profound changes. We nay work with Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) strategies, existential questions, and family systems techniques depending on the presenting needs.