I believe that the key ingredient to a successful therapeutic journey is the therapeutic relationship. My style of working is to collaborate with my clients in our sessions and to create an empathic and supportive environment. Confrontation can be helpful, but I also believe that unconditional regard and therapeutic attunement are key ingredients to a successful therapeutic relationship.
I believe that a movement towards individual recovery and a healthful way of being in the world may require an integrated psychological approach. I have received training in several treatment modalities, which I integrate to best serve your individualized needs based on an assessment of your treatment needs.
I am one of the few certified practitioners in NARM - the Neuroaffective Relational Model of Psychology, which is an integration of psychodynamic, psychobiology, somatic mindfulness and resource orientations. With NARM, I collaborate with my clients in their movement towards finding a healthy and emotionally fulfilling way of being in the world and with those around you!
I also utilize Attachment Based - EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), a modality that is specific for working with trauma and resourcing. I draw on my training in psychodynamic psychotherapy specifically self-psychology and relational psychology in order to help increase self-awareness and emotional expression. I believe it can be helpful to draw on past experiences and childhood memories in order to enrich the understanding of those elements that drive individuals to move forward in ways that they do not think about or choose - whether you call them a habit or an unconscious drive.
I also focus on the issues in the here-and-now experience of the client to help increase an understanding of how daily life is influenced by both current environment and past experiences.
I use the therapeutic relationship to help you understand your way of relating to others and help you integrate new ways of relating and being with others practiced through this relationship.
There are times when a cognitive-behavioral framework is the most helpful treatment as when focusing on cognitive distortions and depressive riads or the changes of behavior necessary in addiction work and couples work. For many clients, existential and spiritual modalities will be the most helpful tools as they move toward a spiritual harmony and finding their place in the universe. Other clients will be find it useful to be assisted with the 12-Step Facilitation therapy.