Hello! I appreciate your interest in my counseling style and I think you will find it interesting! I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience working with a large variety of clients and situations. My areas of focus have been grief and loss (including pet grief), anxiety (including panic attacks), depression, low self-worth, relationship difficulties, spousal abuse, and trauma recovery. I have also worked as a group facilitator for an eating disorder clinic and as an addiction therapist and am happy to work with clients who are struggling to maintain their recovery. My style is casual, warm and encouraging.
Below are the therapy methods I use most frequently with a brief description of each:
• Person-Centered Therapy: The focus of this therapy style is to help you to feel completely understood, heard, and accepted, and in turn to accept yourself. My use of person centered methods also means that your preferences, not mine, will guide the therapy session. I make use of this style frequently as we are getting to know one another and throughout therapy.
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is one of the most effective therapies for depression and anxiety and is supported by a large amount of research. If you are willing, I will use CBT to help you to understand how your thoughts and your actions may contribute to unhappiness. We will work together to make changes that will support your happiness and bring you closer to your goals for yourself.
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT is an excellent therapy method that will help you learn skills for relaxation, emotion control and relating to others. These skills can be used in almost every area of life. I use this method quite often when I think it will be of benefit to my client’s situation.
• Solution Focused Therapy: I will use this therapy method to assist you to solve problems by tapping into the strengths that you already possess.
• Strengths Based Therapy: I focus on what is right, good, and strong in you, and will help you to believe in your good qualities also!
• Motivational Interviewing: This type of therapy helps you become unstuck if you are unable to move forward with goals for yourself.
• Art Therapy: Art therapy is not for everyone, but some people express themselves better using their creativity. Art therapy does not require any art talent, only the willingness to participate. We will evaluate your art therapy pieces together to determine their deeper meaning to you. This therapy method is very helpful with grief and loss.
For the majority of our sessions together, I will be interweaving these methods into our conversations as I see the need. At times, I will focus on a particular therapy method to help you through a particular situation.
You will find that I use a warm welcoming approach to help you feel accepted and comfortable. You will be encouraged, heard, and if you wish you can expect to learn a variety of skills to help you through your current difficult situation – strategies that you will be able to tap into for the rest of your life. If you just want to talk, and don't feel quite ready to work on new things, that is fine too! It will be up to you. I look forward to getting to know you better!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
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