My Approach to Helping
I work from an attachment perspective. Our earliest attachments form our way of responding to stress throughout our lives. Sometimes these attachments are healthy and at times they could be traumatic. We will work together to reconstruct poor attachment patterns, create new attachment patterns and strengthen existing attachments within your personal life and family. Taking this approach allows us to develop new coping skills and new interpersonal skills in order to promote a healthier life.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Specialties: trauma, children, adolescence, parents, women issues, Christian counseling
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can help with understanding yourself and others. Behavior is a form of communication. Your own behavior and the behaviors of others are constantly interacting to communicate to one another our needs, wants, challenges, etc. Psychotherapy can help with understanding what those needs, wants, challenges, etc. are and exploring effective ways to communicate them and cope with them.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
In psychotherapy, symptoms are described as behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. All of us experience at one time or another negative behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This experience is different for everyone and everyone's symptoms are manifested in different ways. The individual has strengths and weaknesses that contribute to how these symptoms are manifested in the home or community and the amount of distress they cause. This information has been categorized to provide a platform for the symptoms and distress to be scientifically explained and treated.