My Approach to Helping
To begin with, we just talk. That's all. I am interested to hear what is going on for you, what has brought you to therapy, and how I may be able to help.
My theoretical approach to psychotherapy is based in cognitive behavior theory and extends into existentialphenomenological, solution focused, narrative, mindfulness, acceptance commitment, and psycho-dynamic theories. I use a variety of techniques ranging from cognitive re-framing, exploration of defense mechanisms and automatic thoughts, training in mindfulness, coaching, bodily awareness, and exploration of thoughts, feelings and beliefs. I am very interested in the ways in which we each determine our realities, what our minds say to us, and the insight that can be gained from examining these.