Treatment Approach

I believe that anyone can benefit from therapy if they are interested in personal growth and developing a deeper understanding about their authentic self. I support my clients with developing more self-love and compassion, through processing life experiences and building on their strengths and values to find more balance and joy in their lives.

I believe my approach to therapy is mostly rooted in Humanistic Theory, which emphasizes that focusing on connecting to your true self will lead you to the most fulfilling life. It is based on the idea that everyone has their own unique way of looking at the world and this personal view is what shapes your choices and actions. Humanistic theory also believes in the core value that people are innately good in their heart and deserving of love and compassion. The belief that lifting yourself up in high self-worth will ultimately lead you to living at your highest potential.

I also use other modalities and treatment approaches that I tailor to each client's unique needs as I do not believe there is a "one size fits all" approach. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a tool for managing anxious thoughts, challenging one's negative beliefs, and changing specific patterns of behavior. I believe CBT can be a very useful treatment approach however it does not have as much effectiveness when it comes to understanding how your upbringing shaped you as a person. I use Attachment Theory, in both individual and couple's therapy, to help clients with deepening their understanding of how childhood relationships shape their current relationships and how that impacts their choices and actions. I use several other modalities as well (see below) to support each of my clients in the specific areas of their lives that need further exploration, understanding and development.

My philosophies on therapy and its effectiveness are greatly rooted in my personal experiences of witnessing clients develop and grow through their dedication to therapy. I believe the power of therapy is in the hands of the client and their willingness to dive deep into their journey's of healing. I believe my role in their healing journey is to be a guide and a person of support that at times will take the lead but mostly works to lift them up in order to take the lead on their own. In therapy I openly share my opinions and perspective, especially when I believe that my client has a blind spot, because I believe we all need to witness the world from other people's eyes. Building empathy for ourselves and others can be one of the most transformative experiences. Life will unlikely get easier but changing how we view and navigate this life will lift a lot of the burden from our shoulders.

"The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help the client aquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering" - Carl Jung

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Humanistic

  • Psychodynamic

  • Attachment theory

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)