My Approach to Helping
I firmly believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for people with mental and behavioral health issues to experience lasting, positive change. My counseling style is solution-focused and practical. I help individuals in treatment to improve their communication skills and their emotional regulation. While it is important for people in therapy to develop personal insight, my primary objective is to help them adopt healthy behavioral patterns and feel better.
More Info About My Practice
I received advanced training primarily in behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. As my clinical skills and experience increased, I began to utilize techniques from evidence-based approaches such as analytic psychotherapy and mindfulness. These effective therapeutic modalities allow me to help people make the emotional and behavioral changes they desire.
During treatment, I function as a prompter and a guide. I offer a safe, confidential setting where you may explore your issues, learn more about yourself, and find practical solutions that promote long-term health and happiness.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I suspect that most people who pursue therapy do so with at least some ambivalence. On the one hand, you know that you're not happy with things as they are and that what you've been doing up to this point hasn't been working. On the other hand, the emotional work we all have to do at some point tends to be a big undertaking. So, if you find yourself on the fence about getting started, I take that to mean that you're paying attention to your current thoughts and feelings, and that you are being honest with yourself about the hard work you have before you. It also means you're in very good company, and sometimes, setting up an initial appointment just to talk about the ambivalence can be a good starting point.