My Approach to Helping
You are probably reading this because there is too much of something in your life. Too much stress, too much pain, too many bad memories, too much sadness or loneliness. And not enough of something else. Not enough peace, or calm, or comfort. Trauma and anxiety are hard to deal with. You have a constant fear that something is wrong. That something bad is about to happen. Painful memories ambush you. You try to think things through, just to find that your thoughts have gone around in a circle. And you always (always) find something to blame yourself for. This is not your fault.
Believe it or not, our emotions are supposed to help us. When our thoughts and emotions work together, it is awesome. But emotions work from a different set of rules than thoughts. If we don't understand those rules, then our emotions are a mystery to us. We feel things we do not want to feel, and we want to feel things that we don't. You can change this.
My approach to change begins with unconditional positive regard and a trusting, acceptant relationship. The first thing I will do is listen. I want to give you support and validation, while we explore the factors needed to bring about positive change.