"I take an integrated approach, using various proven effective therapeutic tools and techniques. I customize a treatment plan based on my client's unique personality, values, needs, and goals. I am respectful and affirming of my client's lifestyle and spirituality."
My first goal is to help my clients feel comfortable and safe, reassuring them of confidentiality and offering a compassionate non judgemental relationship. When the situation calls for it, I like to “address issues from all sides”; healing from the past while changing the present, and instilling hope and a plan for the future.
Depending on the issue and the client, after using a person-centered supportive start, I may use a combination of CBT, REBT, narrative therapy, Gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or experiential exercises. Mindfulness, acceptance and commitment , coping skills, and EFT Tapping are tools I offer to train my clients to use. These can be especially effective with anxiety/ panic and depression.