My Approach to Helping
I believe that every client has the ability and the desire to reach their potential through personal growth and change. I focus on the unique nature of each client, and I consider them as the expert of their own experience. I view my role as providing clients with empathy and support. I emphasize genuineness and being led by the client, using a team approach. I regard us as equal partners, rather than viewing myself as an expert therapist and the client as being helpless.
Working with childhood trauma in adults fascinates me. The "rupture" produced by traumatic experiences is deeply rooted in the person's unconscious, body, and core beliefs. Switching to "automatic pilot" becomes a way to survive. The healing approach involves reconnecting with the authentic self, reprocessing the trauma's meaning, healing, and becoming whole.