My Approach

My clinical style is grounded in the Family Systems Theory which addresses presenting concerns looking at the whole puzzle and understanding how each of the pieces plays a role in the situation at hand.  I predominantly work through the lens of Structural Family Therapy incorporating different techniques and tools from other models of counseling.  I am well versed in;

  • Internal Family Systems theory (IFS)
  • Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Bowen Family Systems
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) -I am in the process of earning my DBT certificate
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology - Dr. Seigel & Dr. Payne-Bryson's "Whole Brain Child"
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

It is my belief that the difficulties arise because individuals get stuck in unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviors and need guidance and support to rediscover his/her internal strengths and resources to shift the pattern.  Therefore, I connect with the client where they are and together we journey on a path to embracing our true self, hope, and healing.