I consider every person and case to be unique, therefore my approach depends on each specific client, the nature of their problems and their needs. I work in a humanistic and integrative way drawing on the perspectives of:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT focuses on thoughts, feelings and behaviors, as well as on the links between them. It aims at the development of new thinking and behavior patterns to replace the old ineffective ones.
Person Centered Approach
Its goal is to facilitate the individual in reaching their inherent potential for healing, growth, authenticity, self-determination, realization and fulfillment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT focuses on a balance between acceptance and change. The aim is for individuals to learn to regulate their emotions, also becoming able to regulate harmful/destructive behaviors.
It explores the stories one has formed about their lives, their meanings and their effects. It helps individuals re-author the stories of their life and re-position themselves in them, thus enabling new perspectives and new possibilities.
Mindfulness-based approaches focus on the practice of consciously bringing the attention to the present moment in an accepting, non judgemental and effective way.
My goal is to create an empathetic, respectful and nonjudgmental space that will enable you to heal, grow and move towards a place of self-empowerment. This space will help you open up, explore, gain perspective, see yourself as a whole person greater than the sum of your parts, accept and reconnect with all parts of yourself, build on your strength, skills and resources, or learn new skills.
I see counseling/therapy as a collaborative relationship between the client and the therapist. You and I in collaboration, not only reach a decision as to which the aims of counseling are, but also constantly re-assess those. While the exact outcomes can be difficult to predict, you can be assured that I will tailor counseling to meet your specific needs and that I will be there to facilitate your unique journey.
“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” Carl R. Rogers
It’s never late to take care of yourself!