Therapeutic change occurs through a supportive, trusting therapeutic relationship in which the clients' strengths are identified and highlighted. In the context of the therapeutic relationship, it is my belief that the client can then heal and grow by increasing one's awareness of self, challenging one's old beliefs, learning new skills, establishing appropriate boundaries in relationships with others, and experiencing and letting go of old pain.
I am fairly active in therapy by asking questions, offering observations & interpretations, and looking for patterns in the aspects of your life that you share with me. I will greatly rely on you to set the direction for therapy as I believe YOU are the final expert on you.
My style of working has been shaped by psychodynamic, interpersonal, systems, and cognitive-behavioral theories.