I feel that clients shouldn't have to be in therapy forever! While co-creating this process with you, I strive to balance my active listening with imparting active, hands-on techniques to help you reclaim your narrative and overcome obstacles in your path. I feel it's about more water rather than less soda, so to speak, and take both a clinical and holistic approach to helping you enhance alignment and experience deeper fulfillment in your journey. Along with my LCSW, I am trained in EMDR, certified in Theta Healing, Reiki, Transformational Life Coaching, and Therapeutic Touch, and Master Practitioner certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, and Time Line Therapy. I feel I provide a safe space where shame and judgements are left at the door, and we will explore your wants, needs, and feelings with curiosity and compassion. I feel it's very much a co-created process, as you know more about you than I ever will. The work is also far more about our uncovering your truth than you adopting mine. With that said, I have a wide array of modalities and approaches I feel I have quite dialed in, and we can collaboratively determine which tools and approaches best suit your needs. My hope is that our work together will help you feel not only hear and validated, but also empowered and aware of how to eat the elephant on your own going forward. I see this work as us walking side by side, with you gradually taking the lead with me supportively in your corner. If you have something pressing you wish to discuss in session, that will always take precedence. My job is ultimately to actively listen and hold space. With that said, if that's all I was doing, you'd inevitably say, "Robby, you're a nice guy. But I don't know how much we're actually getting done." To that end, I feel it's far more important to determine HOW you think rather than WHAT you think. So it tends to be important for us to explore unconscious limiting beliefs and emotions along with the conscious. You can also expect to learn clear and concise action steps (ranging from mindfulness exercises to creative writing prompts to holistic practices like meditation and breathwork) to help you regulate your emotions and reclaim your narrative. I feel that many people are hesitant to engage in therapy because they perceive a stigma tied to seeking support. After all, the notion of "mentally ill" does have a negative connotation. The way I see it, though the process is not about fixing a broken thing, but rather enhancing one's alignment and fulfillment (and okay, yes, also confronting obstacles to those pieces). But if the focus is on "Where am I trying to get to and how will I know that I got there?" where our work is to simply close the gap between here and there, it can help us leave shame and judgements at the door, and perhaps even enable you to look forward to increased awareness and empowerment in your journey forward.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
They can expect to feel that the sessions involved a safe space where you can share your struggles and voice and your needs, but also expect to have actionable processes and techniques to practice outside of session in order to create more congruence and alignment, and support you in feeling more fulfilled and aware on your journey.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I incorporate a wide array of tools and approaches, from more clinical modalities, such as solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT, and DBT, to more creative directions, such live expressive arts therapy. If you are comfortable with this, I also find it can be helpful to incorporate a holistic approach, whereby the client begins to practice breath work and clearing subconscious limiting beliefs.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I find I am well-balanced in both holding space and providing actionable solutions and tangible directions toward resolving clients' concerns. I also feel that I am well-suited to supporting clients who wish to not only engage in symptom management, but also leave feeling more aware of how to address negative patterns and feel more empowered to take daily actions to support their well-being.
About Robby Cale
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