THERAPY AND APPROACH
THERAPY AND APPROACH
If you are thinking about beginning therapy, you are not alone. Many people struggle with a difficult situation, a life transition, a relationship, feeling emotional pain, finding thoughts problematic or are living with a frustrating behavior pattern.
Our relationships, careers, health, families, sexuality and even our own bodies can all be confusing and challenging. It is possible to gain understanding and make sense of our experiences. Barriers to love, satisfaction, health, interacting with others, and sexual fulfillment can be overcome when we understand our needs and how better to meet them as well as knowing what to do.
We will work together to deepen your understanding of yourself and your experience in life by looking at the way you think, feel, behave, and relate to others. You are probably in a space where you would like to handle specific things differently, or that certain things were different, perhaps adapt differently, reduce stress, become more confident and effective, and achieve your goals all while discovering your strengths.
My approach works with multiple parts of human experience. I use a variety of methods, including EMDR, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" (ISTDP), Existential, psychoanalysis, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Ego State/Parts work (EST) and more to explore how your early experience has influenced the way you see yourself, the world, and get along with others as well as how it is going today.
My approach integrates multiple perspectives to best meet the needs of the person I am working with. Modern neuroscience has shown that our brains are hardwired for human connection and using connections is a large part of the work. I also address existential human experiences such as death and dying, responsibility, freedom, meaning making, and acceptance in life. We will look at both our internal world and our interactions with the outside world.
Most people want to understand their own experience, know what is interfering with their goals and lives, and do something to improve things. I am emotionally engaged, collaborative, and committed to use every professionally appropriate approach in my repertoire to help you.
Sometimes we will focus on the future you want, other times we will work to deepen the understanding what is happening in the present. When we talk about the past it will be to understand what you are currently going through, how you view yourself and others, or the situations and patterns in your life.