Therapy is a unique opportunity for self-reflection and growth. The most important part of therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. Finding the right fit based on your needs, personality, and what works for you is the key to a successful therapeutic relationship.
My aim is to assist you in meeting the goals you set out for yourself when you decided to come to counseling. Don't have a clear goal in mind? No worries, I can help you figure out what direction you want to take. I'm flexible in my approach and will figure out with you the best way to tackle whatever issue you bring to the table.
During our time together, I can guarantee that you will be heard, you will be challenged, and from time to time, you will laugh. I'll be honest with you: change and growth aren't easy. If they were, then everyone would be doing it and life would be sunshine and rainbows. My job is to help you experiment with these changes, encourage you, and make sure that you see your successes, not just your struggles. You are completely capable of overcoming this issues that are bogging you down; you just need the tools, the know-how, and the guidance to do so.
I'm trained in a variety of techniques and have found a few that work well in treating the issues with which I work.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Couples skills based on the work of John Gottman, Ph.D.
When people don't understand that being uncomfortable is part of the process of achievement, they use discomfort as a reason not to do. They don't get what they want. We must learn to tolerate discomfort in order to grow.
- Peter McWilliams