The practice of therapy.
My person-centered approach, adapted from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Adlerian Psychology, works well for those seeking to identify “why they do what they do” and how to practice new ways of thinking. To gain this understanding, we often have to explore the behavioral constructs we adopted as children to see how they impact our present life.
Through a secular understanding of the human condition, I offer clients space to examine their childhood experiences and relationships from an objective perspective, it clarifies how past experiences are brought forth in their present lives and ends the “cause and effect” link between past experiences and present life,
I then coach people to practice new ways of thinking, behaving, and connecting with others by constructing a new narrative about their life and mapping out new ways of living. An accurate and compassionate narrative is key to ending years of emotional distress and unfulfilled living.
My psychoeducational and goal oriented approach, informed by Adlerian Psychology, places you at the center of your life, and allows us to identify how you see yourself in current relational, social, and cultural contexts. It’s common that all of us have some inaccurate assumptions in our thinking and perspectives on life – held over from what we learned in our early lives.
These patterns directly inform how we think, what we do, and how we feel in the present. Many believe that which was imprinted on them as a young child is inalterable, because “I’ve always been this way.” Yet, through a humanistic and goal oriented understanding of these patterns, we are able to reconstruct our current problems and see clearly the path forward.
Come prepared to focus more on the present and future, rather than the past. Our patterns of the past have a way of letting go on there own when we don’t need them anymore.
My methodology for psychoeducational therapy includes:
Engagement. We will agree to focus on a problem you’d like to address. I’ll ask some questions to understand how you see the problem.
Assessment. We will talk about your history with this problem, ways you’ve tried to address it, and what life would be like without it.
Insight. We’ll explore some new ideas and ways of seeing yourself more accurately in relation to the problem. This allows us to realize the core of the situation and see it clearly – sometimes for the first time.
Reorientation. So you can routine to life with new insights and skills, I’ll give you some very specific actionable items to practice before your next session. This is key in your recovery.
We will start this process over again when we see what worked and didn’t work in your new ways of problem solving.