My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, I approach each client with the understanding that the body, mind, and spirit are integrated into who we are and how we are experiencing our life at the present time. Throughout one's development, the interaction of needs, emotions, and beliefs leads us to find ways to cope with life's circumstances and these coping strategies are either currently serving you or not serving you in your pursuit of the life you want to lead. Using nonverbal communication and expression, along with verbal processing, I join with my clients working to uncover and transform the issues and coping strategies that are in their way to a successful, satisfying, and fulfilling life.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I particularly love being a psychotherapist because my "job" is to engage with other humans beings on the level of truth, honesty, and integrity. We are a partnership for change and transformation. This is quite satisfying and fulfilling for me.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Each one of us has our own personal rhythm for healing. In my work I only ask the client to approach their experience of pain with respect to that rhythm. Recognizing this rhythmic pace to healing allows you to address your pain at the pace that is right for you so that you will not have to feel overwhelmed.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
My experience has shown me that each client who comes to see me has an inner light or inner spark that is their natural healer and authentic Self even if it is buried deep within. I make an alliance with that inner Self and my client and I then work to have that authentic Self be the uppermost force and influence in who they are and how they are in the world.