Therapists use particular approaches to helping people, and many--including me--are eclectic, that is,we blend elements of several theories or schools of thought. My approach to therapy is fundamentally strengths-based , recognizing the capacity of people to use their own skills, abilities, and resources to solve their problems. The basis of my approach is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is about the interplay of our thoughts , emotions , and actions , and helps to develop the skills to manage them so we can feel better and function better. Elements of other therapies, including Positive Psychology , Solution-Oriented , and Motivational Enhancement complement the CBT approach.
Therapy is really a process of collaboration between therapist and client. We work together to identify and understand the problem, set goals so we will know where we are headed, and then develop a plan to get there. Clients who get the most out of therapy come ready to work --to talk openly, think deeply, consider new perspectives, and practice new skills.