Style of Counseling
My style of counseling focuses on solving problems and freeing up emotional and spiritual space to experience life with greater joy. Joy goes much deeper than just feeling happy. It can allow one to stand up under greater scrutiny and unrelenting pain in the midst of unforeseen circumstances. I help clients "accept what they cannot change, find courage to change what they can, and seek the wisdom to know the difference." (Alcoholics Anonymous). In short, I help clients regain their energy that has been depleted by layers of denial that may have stolen years of purposeful, satisfactory living.
My approach is Psychodynamic and Existential.
- Psychodynamic therapy is a relational orientation, where the client-therapist relationship is central to the approach. It becomes a major tool in helping a client access their emotions and process their thoughts. It is in this conversant relationship that a client is able to feel heard and empowered.
- Existential therapy is about trying to make sense of ones purpose and reason for living. Some issues that might be discussed are death, freedom, responsibility, isolation and suffering. We address internal conflicts between how one feels and the circumstances around them.