My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is to provide a forum for individuals, couples, and families to address issues and obstacles that interfere with having happy productive lives. Using various cognitive-behavioral techniques, I guide my clients towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. I use humor extensively throughout the process to provide levity and authenticity. I am an active participant in the counseling process, and will challenge thoughts and belief systems that may be contributing to or interfering with obtaining and maintaining optimal mental health and wellness.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Where else can you go to vent and express your concerns without being judged? Where else can you go to get objective feedback about an issue you are having? Therapy does not have to be a lifetime commitment; it just has to be there for you to help resolve issues and build you up to live the life you were meant to live.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Often times I hear from people that they won't go to therapy (or their spouse won't go to therapy) because that means they are weak, or there is "something wrong with them". This couldn't be further from the truth. Asking or seeking help with an issue is one of the most mature, responsible things a person can do. Recognizing that they don't have all the answers, or realizing what they have been doing has not worked; and showing a willingness and openness to receive feedback, I believe is the foundation for one to be "well-adjusted".