It’s important to find someone who you can trust and feel comfortable opening up to. In fact, the client-therapist relationship has been shown to be one of the most important factors to successful treatment outcomes. Building trust, openness, and hope is critical for change to occur.
I believe these are some of my strengths as a counselor. This process involves actively listening, as well as the ability to understand the dynamics going on underneath, both interpersonally and within the individual.
I have over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. My style has been described as warm, direct and depth-oriented. It also includes providing education and feedback. I tend to be active in the therapy sessions, participating in the process and not just listening.
As an interactive therapist, I start by building a strong working alliance with my clients. Working collaboratively, I help establish clear goals for treatment and usually start with a thorough assessment. I welcome feedback throughout the process and will often “check-in” to make sure we are making the progress desired. Every client is unique and therefore I use a blend of therapeutic approaches to best suit my client’s needs.
Truly, “one size does not fit all.”
The reasons people experience anxiety and depression are complex, often involving emotional, cognitive, psychological, social, interpersonal and physiological factors. Understanding all of these variables and assessing their impact on any one individual is crucial to formulating a comprehensive and successful treatment plan.