My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is rooted in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations. I appreciate understanding a client's history in order to understand perceptions of current concerns and how they may have developed from experiences over the lifespan. To that end, I approach current concerns by utilizing cognitive, behavioral, and process interventions. I also incorporate some psychoeducation and expect some degree of openness from the client to the therapeutic process. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce distress related to negative thinking patterns, feelings, and perceptions. I use a short-term solution focused approach where therapy aims to find solutions to current problems. I am an open and friendly person who strives to build a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. I would be happy to answer any questions regarding my approach to helping!