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The curious paradox is that when I can accept myself just as I am, then I can change. ― Carl Rogers


My Therapeutic Approach

There are many therapeutic approaches out there, many of which are reputable and known to work. What makes the difference in effectiveness is the fit of the approach with the counselor and the client, readiness for treatment, and the issues at hand. My approach to therapy is therefore integrative, combining the art and science of therapy. I use evidence-based approaches from up to date research and use my experience and training as a guide.


Taking a deep look at the structure of personalities, and the content of concerns and strengths, leads to a holistic evaluation of what approach is best suited. For instance Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, can be very beneficial in a lot of situations. However, if the issue is overthinking, trying to devise more thought maneuvers may be just more of the same.


I have studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, James Masterson's approach, psychodynamic psychotherapy, self-relations theory and existential approaches to the greatest depth.  I find psychology fascinating and I am continually learning to update my knowledge base.

I also use a Mindfulness Based approach to counseling. Mindfulness is a state of non-judgmental, present-centered, awareness. Cultivating an open and curious state of mind while doing the work of therapy enables benefits at different levels. In the beginning it may serve as a coping skill, and ultimately it may lead to greater insight and perspective. Learn more about mindfulness here.

Therapy can be long or short, depending on willingness, availability and concerns. It is a collaborative process of discussing goals and expectations at the beginning, end and throughout the therapeutic relationship. Some deeper set habits and propensities can take some time to become aware of, and to change, whereas some issues just require a new insight and perspective and change can occur quickly. Each human being and each concern is unique. However it is important for the therapist and the client to discuss goals, plans, approach and duration of therapy on an individual basis.

Starting therapy can seem daunting and sometimes the work of therapy can be difficult. My goal is to provide a respectful, supportive, and appropriately paced environment to help you on this journey.

Concerns i can help with:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • social anxiety

  • sense of dissatisfaction

  • bipolar disorder

  • panic

  • post-partum depression

  • obsessive compulsive disorder

  • personality disorder

  • premenstrual dysphoric disorder

  • eating disorder

  • sexual concerns

  • marriage and relationship concerns

  • adjusting to break-up and divorce

  • body image

  • pregnancy

  • nicu trauma

  • ptsd

  • Introvert concerns

  • grief

  • college adjustment

  • career

  • existential concerns

  • addiction

  • gender and sexuality

  • self-esteem

  • phobias

  • family dynamics

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