My Approach to Helping
The following questions are common: Why can’t I sleep? Why don’t I feel like myself? Why do I feel numb and depressed? The isolation is taking a toll on me! I cannot deal with my kids right now! How do I deal with discrimination, oppression, microaggressions, marginalization, racism at work or school, etc.? The feelings and symptoms you are experiencing may be about your body and mind trying to adjust to difficult and stressful life experiences. These circumstances heavily impact your ability to stay positive and focus on work or school due to your feeling. Especially with everything that’s going on in our world right now.
You feel completely thrown out of balance from your life traditions. However, it is important to remember that there is hope. My approach as a therapist is a constant theme that runs through all generalist social work practices. This means I have an eclectic theoretical approach that uses a systems framework to assess a variety of points for intervention.
I practice the strength perspective. With this practice, I identify clients’ strengths and then build on their strengths to empower the client. Along with reviewing the client’s ecological perspective, which means identifying your life transactions, environmental pressures (work, family, relationships), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) assignment to do at home.