Philosophy

cropped-DSC02307.jpgMy approach to psychotherapy is integrative. I incorporate strength-based, cognitive-behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapeutic methods.  What does this mean?  This means we will work to identify unhealthy and often hurtful patterns of thinking–working to change your relationship with the voice in your head to work for you, not against you! You will discover your strengths, learn to accept some challenges and commit to what feels most important in your life, which will ideally bring you a new sense of vitality and excitement.

I believe that we all function as a part of a larger system with various influences in our lives (family, work, school, relationships, etc.) and will work with you with these influences in mind.  This is especially important in my therapeutic process with children.  Working closely with the family system, identifying healthy boundaries and working to develop nourishing relationships is essential in the overall well-being of our little ones and teenagers.

As a therapist, it is important for me to show that I too am human and can connect with you in a way that is non-judgemental and real.  Clients often report appreciating my compassionate, honest and direct approach in my therapeutic style.  I believe there is a unique process to therapy that is different for every individual.  Tuning into your process or your child’s process is my job.  I will work closely with you to discover and change unhealthy habits, increase motivation, set realistic goals and help identify what is truly important to you in your process of moving toward change.