My Approach to Helping
Once upon a time in 1991, I too sat in a chair in a therapist’s office (to qualify for my LMFT). I "get" the therapy experience and my eclectic style is grounded there but is deeper and wider. For you, I borrow the best applications from CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Somatic Awareness, and Imagery.
This means my style is conversational and without a rigid technique, nor will I ask, "Hmm, how does that make you feel?"
Of course, your feelings matter, but I use them as clues upon which you build a new foundation for a more satisfying experience. For example, when I listen deeply, I may offer a healthy challenge to shift your thinking or widen your perspective from the narrow patterns that trap you, bring my wisdom and compassion to bear on your situation, sprinkle a light dose of humor, and watch you change. You get the idea.
The good news? Maybe not? Count on HW to practice the benefits of your session. The real work and fruits of therapy show up outside our meeting.
If this resonates with you--a therapist who is skilled, conversational, respectful, warm-hearted, and with a light sense of humor--let's talk on the phone 10-15 minutes to see if we click.