“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.” – Carl Rogers
Description of Therapeutic Modalities
Our initial sessions will allow me to learn about your present situation, challenges, and history. We will explore your patterns of behavior, emotions, and thoughts so you can gain insight into yourself and how to create realistic goals and healthy choices. Following the first session, weekly sessions are highly recommended at the beginning. Later on you may choose to meet more or less frequently. As your therapist I will bring into our work together: honestly, respect, lack of judgement, expertise, and curiosity to challenge you in reaching your goals.
The main purpose of existential therapy is to encourage clients to reflect on their lives and become aware of the many alternatives they have to live a more meaningful life.
The therapist helps clients explore how their choices can affect their lives in both positive and negative ways. Existential therapy also uses examination of the past as a tool to promote freedom and assertiveness.
This therapeutic approach is based on the concept that clients hold the answers to their problems. The therapist’s task is to help clients grow psychologically by becoming more self-aware and changing behavior through self-direction.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy emphasizes that thoughts impact how we feel and how we act. Negative feelings can create faulty beliefs that will then have a negative influence on behavior.
The therapist assists clients to modify these faulty beliefs and gain control of how they interpret and deal with their environment.
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, helps clients understand the influence of the past on present behavior.
The therapist assists clients in reviewing thoughts, emotions, early-life experiences, and beliefs to gain insight into their problems and the patterns they have developed overtime and explore ways of dealing with them.
Some of the issues I help my clients deal with in my practice include:
- Mood Regulation
- Grief and Loss
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Self Esteem
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Identity