I approach counseling with warmth, genuineness, and curiosity. First, we will work together to create a safe place to do the hard work you are here to do. From there we will explore your needs and tailor your treatment to where you are at and where you want to be.
My overall approach is client centered and I draw on theories of Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and other Narrative approaches.
What are Sessions Like?
A metaphor I like is to think of our time together as if we were taking a road trip. Essentially I believe that you know yourself better than I ever could. That’s why you’re the driver, you choose the direction and topics that are important to you. I’m the passenger, I have some knowledge and experience to share with you, as if I were holding a road map. When we come to a crossroads I may have some knowledge, skill or insight to offer. Ultimately, as the driver you decide our course and it’s my job to help guide you on this journey.