How I Work
Establishing an Authentic Bond
My approach to therapy is to create a strong, authentic bond with my clients. I am perceptive, a good listener, but I am not the silent type. My style is creative and interactive. I am committed to supporting clients to move forward in their lives, whether it is healing from depression, managing anxiety or creating a space for couples to cultivate more intimacy in their relationships.
Support means validation, and support also means challenging long-held beliefs that keep a client stuck and unhappy. The key is open communication, patience and maintaining trust. Change often takes time; that’s why therapy is referred to as a process. At times, therapy may be uncomfortable and painful. Fortunately, it doesn’t end there.
Good Therapy is Liberation
Clients know therapy is working when their lives become more spacious. They feel more comfortable making decisions based on their own free will not on what someone expects of them. They let go of or change relationships that no longer work, shift self-destructive behaviors and ask more of themselves than they have in the past.
How Long Does Therapy Last?
The duration of therapy depends upon a client’s needs and the type of problem or issue to be addressed. Following an initial consultation, I will share my assessment as to which approach would be most effective. If I am not able to accommodate a client’s needs, I will find someone who can.
I am trained in the following approaches:
- Psychodynamic (depth therapy)
- Brief, solution-focused
- Couples Counseling