Psychotherapy Approach

Psychotherapy Approach

I believe each of us has our own creativity, energy, and resources within ourselves, and the process by which psychotherapy occurs allows people to unlock their potential in order to maximize their own quality of life. Although the psychotherapy industry is relatively new to the world, this concept is not. Socrates, for example, had encouraged this same philosophy over 2000 years ago. Many eastern philosophies and religions, such as Buddhism, introduced this to civilizations even earlier, around the 6th century BC, specifically. I believe that it has been due to the rush towards materialism and modernity that we globally have gotten lost in the shuffle of the fast-food mentality and therefore have detrimentally shifted our gifts away from our inner souls.

My psychotherapy approach is focused on the notion that the family is a system and that no one is to blame for the conflicts within the family, but rather it is the interactional patterns between the family members which may need to be changed.  Therefore, I help the individual, couple, or family facilitate changes and solutions to achieve a different reality than what is currently being experienced. Psychotherapy can be utilized by an individual seeking solutions for desired change where there may be barriers or a feeling of “being stuck” is preventing a preferred outcome. Alternatively, psychotherapy can also be utilized by a couple wanting to work on their relationship, or by a whole family with relational issues throughout the family unit. Interventions may consist of assisting the family in changing the way they interact with each other so that stability can be restored. Some of the approaches I utilize are Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Structural Therapy, Intergenerational Therapy, Contextual Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.