My Approach to Helping
My role as a therapist is to help and understand. My role as a person is to connect and learn. My approach to therapy is one that brings these two roles together to guide the client in understanding themselves better and to ultimately find their own peace. Through empathy, understanding, and connection, insight is provoked, and a therapeutic relationship is formed.
Therapy can be intimidating and scary, and it can also be gratifying and freeing. I create a space for the client to be himself in the truest form, free of judgment and critique. It is only when the client feels truly open that they begin to feel better. By learning from each other, therapy can begin. By understanding ourselves, progress can be made.
More Info About My Practice
My office is conveniently located in the Montrose-Houston area near the intersection of Westheimer and Montrose. I offer weekday and evening appointments and will do my best to accommodate your schedule. Please contact me for a free 5 minute consultation to see if we might be a good match for therapy.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
You are a person, not a disorder. Labels and diagnosis are used to give a general understanding of what an individual may be experiencing, but they do not define the person. I make every effort to get to know the real you. I want to know the you that you may be too afraid to show others, the you that is passionate and excited, the you that makes you whole and complete. Every person has a past and present that is different from the next. People, events, relationships, and emotions comprise your unique story. My goal is to flip through the pages of your life to understand your needs, not the pages of a diagnostic manual. I treat each person based on their own individual needs and worldview and determine a treatment plan that aligns with your strengths, values, and interpersonal style. I am excited to hear your story and help you create the life you want!
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
With a career, family, and friends your life is busy. As a partner in your journey, I am here to help you reach your goals in a way that is respectful of your time and your needs. Some people end treatment as soon as they feel better. Others use it as a long-term tool to help navigate their life. And yet others prefer to come in on an as-needed basis, when life demands it. Only you can determine what's right for you and we can work together to determine what your needs are.