Treating a variety of clients over the years I understand that each person is unique, which means they view reality differently based on life experiences, both past and present. This reality is how each individual processes information and what informs their behavior. Sometimes our past experiences have led to beliefs and perceptions that are no longer adaptive. In therapy we can work together to alter these beliefs and perceptions through a variety of individualized techniques, which will rid you of those negative feelings and unhealthy behaviors leaving in their place more adaptive feelings and behaviors. Some common therapeutic approaches I pull from are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and EMDR. I believe that therapy not only takes place in the therapy room, but also between sessions. Therefore, a part of your therapeutic process may include assignments outside the therapy room. For the best results it is vital you complete these assignments. I work with individuals, couples and families. The approaches that I use in treatment vary. I believe the relationship between the therapist and the client is paramount for productive treatment and ultimately for healing to occur. Typically, treatment consists of:
It is important to remember that psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have benefits for people who go through it. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress, but there are no guarantees of what you will experience.