Areas of focus
While I often work with clients on a variety of topics and priorities, I focus my services in the following areas:
- Adults interested in personal and/or professional growth
- Pre-teens and teenagers that express an interest in counseling or talk therapy
- Parents navigating the pre-teen and teen years
Issues and Topics
People reach out to counselors for a whole host of valid reasons. Some of the reasons are listed below. While the list below is not all inclusive, it represents some of the topics that I have worked with clients on in the past.
- Personal and professional growth
- Relationship issues
- Adolescents and parenting
- Family/blended family challenges
- Fear and anxiety
- Major life transitions (work/career, school)
- Aging and caring for the elderly
- Grief and loss
Regardless of the topics, my main goal is straightforward: to create a supportive, compassionate and effective therapeutic alliance with you.
My philosophy is closely aligned with the humanistic approach and person-centered therapy pioneered by Carl Rogers. This approach fundamentally believes in human potential, creativity, and the natural human drive toward self-actualization (the realization of one’s potential).
While my core beliefs about human potential remain constant, I do use a multimodal approach in counseling and psychotherapy based on what works best for each individual client. I tend to gravitate toward the additional therapeutic models and interventions described below.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Positive Psychology
- Solution Focused
- Choice and Reality Therapy
- Family Systems Theory
- Internal Family Systems
- Psychodynamic and Developmental theories
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