"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination." Carl Rogers
I aim to create a safe and compassionate environment that allows me to foster a relationship based on trust. By establishing a relationship grounded in respect and trust, I am able to gently challenge my clients to grow as individuals and couples. I also see one of my roles as being the facilitator of change. I work with all of my clients to help each of them gain a better understanding of how their past experiences, feelings, and behaviors directly impact their current and future goals. I believe that, at times, it can be very helpful to explore past patterns in order to learn and grow from past experiences. Change from therapy allows my clients to lead happier and healthier lives, and I strive to accomplish this through empathy, support, and open dialogue. I also believe that it can be helpful to assist clients accept situations that they cannot change.
I am integrative in my approach to therapy. This means that I utilize different techniques and tools best suited for an individual client and their unique presenting issue(s). In general, I draw from the following theoretical orientations:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
I see myself as an active participant in the therapy room. This means that I engage in dialogue and work closely with clients to make sure issues are appropriately addressed. I also deeply value feedback from clients.