My Approach to Helping
My approach focuses on the client being the expert of their own life, and having the resources to make personal changes. I provide the safe place for open dialogue and exploration for the client to find his or her internal resources. I serve both as a sounding board and as a brainstormer to help come up with creative ideas and strategies for change and relief. The first thing I focus on is to ease any discomfort of being in "therapy" and to assure a good connection. I am prone to use of humor! But I always take my clients seriously. I have described the therapy I do with clients as a heartfelt conversation leading to more satisfaction in relationships. I welcome potential clients to come in on a one time basis, with or without their partner, to see if we are a good fit. After that, I recommend weekly sessions to get some good momentum, but am very flexible as to what scheduling my client prefers.