My Approach to Helping
I believe in each individual's ability 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 nee the help of others to overcome, adapt and succeed. A psychotherapist can help you experience your life at its fullest.
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 believe in the human potential has it's 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.