Come as you are. I believe change is possible. I am committed to helping people manage addiction, healthy marriages, relationship problems, grief issues, smoking cessation, anger problems, depression, anxiety and spiritual issues find resolve and live a satisfying life. I employ a style of counseling utilizing evidence-based practice, such as motivational interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy complemented by Emotional Focused Therapy. Likewise, I look at strengths-based approaches, assisting clients in recognizing personal assets and resources necessary for change. It would be an honor to join you on your journey towards what you are looking for.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session, my main priority is to get to know you and understand your unique experiences and concerns. We'll discuss the reasons that brought you here, your goals for therapy, and any specific challenges you're facing. It's a safe space for you to share as much or as little as you're comfortable with. I'll likely ask about your current life circumstances, and explore any patterns of thought or behavior that may be affecting your well-being. It's a collaborative process, so feel free to ask questions, express your expectations, or let me know if there's something specific you'd like to focus on.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I adapt a blend of diverse methods tailored to the individual. Recognizing the multidimensional nature of each client, my approach is about customizing the tools to suit them, rather than expecting them to conform to a specific method. From homework assignments and journaling to imagery, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), I draw from a toolkit designed to meet the unique needs of each person.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
view myself as a visitor in the landscape of your life. You're the expert on your own journey, and I'm here to join you on a guided tour. Picture me as that inquisitive tourist who's always eager to pause and delve deeper into the intricacies of your experiences. I use metaphors to offer a fresh perspective, aiming to illuminate aspects that might not be immediately apparent. My approach is grounded in humility—I see us as equals on this exploration, fostering a seamless and open dialogue during our sessions. Together, we navigate the terrain of your thoughts and emotions, uncovering insights and fostering growth.