My approach for counseling is dependent upon you. I tailor my techniques to what is appropriate for each client and what we feel is most effective for you. I feel it is best to use an integrated approach when working with the complexity that life's problems bring us.
Overall, I am a person-centered therapist. I maintain a nonjudgmental mindset with unconditional positive regard for you and your growth throughout the therapeutic process. I often utilize techniques of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy because our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and our childhood experiences are all very impactful on who we are and the problems we face. With my expertise, I use the most effective and appropriate techniques when exploring growth with you.
The majority of our problems come from a feeling of disconnect or lack of connection. In many situations vulnerability is at the core of these problems. In order to experience connection takes both courage and vulnerability. We all have the strength to do this, in fact, we do it every day in the simplest of ways without evening knowing it. This is referred to as, ordinary courage.
Our relationship, as client and counselor, is essential to your therapeutic experience. We will discuss the relationship throughout treatment, openly and honestly, as it will help us improve your progress in a collaborative manner. Our relationship is important to examine, as sometimes this relationship can mirror other relationships in your life.
The therapy process is a vulnerable and sacred one. In my practice, I uphold the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) 2014 Code of Ethics. I aim to enhance human development throughout the life span, honor diversity and embrace a multicultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural contexts; promote social justice; safeguard the integrity of the counselor–client relationship; and practice in a competent and ethical manner. Please review the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics and let me know if you have any questions or concerns about our work together.