MY APPROACH

"How to be with people, help them grow.  What helps is this, just this. "  

“It is not the method you use, but the person you are.”                                                                                                                                       -Stephen Bergman

With each of my clients I seek to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere in which you can openly face and discuss whatever is troubling you, and I can understand you as a unique individual, with unique strengths as well as problem areas.  To help in this process, I minimize the use of parthologizing language, such as medicalized diagnostic labels, which tends to be invalidating and shaming. Instead, I seek to understand how your problematic thoughts, feelings or behaviors may have developed in your life, so we can learn how best to relieve them. We plan together where to start and what approach or approaches seem best. Our work may take a shorter or longer time, depending on the nature of the problems you want to address and how much change you wish to make