My Approach

My approach to counseling is largely eclectic pulling from many modalities to assist you.  Following are some of the many sources I will likely utilize to assist you in achieving your goals.

 

Mindfulness and EMDR

Cultivating the ability to experience present awareness with a non-judgemental attitude is a powerful tool in psychotherapy.  Most distress can be alleviated by learning to "tune in" to life and accept the current situation or experience.  Much distress is created by resisting "what is."  With unconditional acceptance and healthy coping skills to work through any emotion, thought, or experience, you can begin to experience a renewed sense of self in order to live a fulfilling and intentional life.  EMDR is frequently used as a tool to reprocess traumatic experiences as well as dysfunctional patterns.  The goal with EMDR is to break through barriers of the past so that you may more fully live in the present.

 

Solution-Focused Therapy

The focus is to enhance problem-solving skills and to tackle self-defeating thoughts and behaviors using cognitive-behavioral methods to find solutions that actually work. Creating a template for managing life's difficulties and/or achieving specific goals can be accomplished by using natural strengths and abilities to implement effective strategies for success. 

Positive Psychology

Building on strengths and putting you in charge of your success is empowering and liberating. You have the ability to achieve your goals. It's a matter of refining core strengths and creating a solid foundation of confidence and motivation to achieve any desired goal. The focus is less on a disorder and more on harnessing individual potential.

 

Existential 

Living authentically is essential to emotional health and wellness. The existential approach explores your authentic self, which includes your true set of values, priorities, and ideals. Trudging through life leads to disease and disorder. Living deliberately with a sense of purpose, however, allows individuals to thrive. 

My Approach to Counseling

& Coaching

 

Casual and Comfortable Atmosphere
My office is professional yet casual and comfortable.  The office set up has been arranged to create a sense of comfort, so you can relax and feel at home.  My personal style is laid back yet focused on the task at hand, which is getting you back to feeling and doing your personal best.

Collaborative Relationship

My philosophy for improving your wellness is to foster a team approach where we work together to devise a plan that meets your needs and your goals.  Collaborating is important as it allows you the opportunity to be an active participant in the change process.