I use a variety of techniques and interventions, and I specify focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. My counseling model focuses on solutions in order for you to make powerful and positive changes in your life. Client-centered counseling does not use diagnoses, but helps the client be what they are: “an Expert in their lives,” this includes unconditional positive regard, empathy and trust.
I’ll show you what’s right with you and help you change what you feel is wrong. I use a cognitive behavioral approach which is a form of psychotherapy that aims to influence and change negative emotions, irrational thoughts and beliefs that are preventing your natural self-growth and happiness. CBT helps in that the therapist and the client work together as a team to identify and solve problems. Therapists use the Cognitive model to help clients overcome their difficulties by changing their thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. The cognitive model describes how people’s perceptions of, or spontaneous thoughts about, situations influence their emotional, behavioral (and often physiological) reactions. How you think affects how you react/respond. Individuals’ perceptions are often distorted and dysfunctional when they are distressed. They can learn to identify and evaluate their “automatic thoughts” (spontaneously occurring verbal or imaginal cognitions), and to correct their thinking so that it more closely resembles reality. When they do so, their distress usually decreases, they are able to behave more functionally.
My style seeks to identify “problem cycles” and helps you regain that control of your life, that only you should have. Identifying patterns will help you see the pitfalls and help them avoid them and not let control you. I do not run a quantity practice. I focus on quality of service and limit myself on a manageable number of clients, where I can provide discreet and private counseling in a safe and comfortable environment.