My clinical style is grounded in the Family Systems Theory which addresses presenting concerns by looking at the whole puzzle and understanding how each piece is interconnected and contributes to the bigger picture. It is when these pieces don't fit, or the system struggles to accommodate the moving part, that difficulties arise. The individual feels stuck in an unhelpful dance of emotion, thought, and behavior which leads to disconnection. This disconnection presents itself not only in relationships but in dealing with the stresses of daily life; how one then views the self. My goal is to provide guidance and support to enable the process of rediscovering your internal strengths and resources to shift the dance. Therefore, it is crucial that I provide an atmosphere of safety and acceptance in order to build a trusting relationship in order to allow me to journey with you on a path of self compassion, hope, and healing.
Under the umbrella of Family Systems Theory my primary modality is in Emotionally Focused Therapy (please see the Couples page for an elaboration of this approach), however I do incorporate different techniques and tools from other modalities of counseling. I am well versed in;
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