How I Work
If my therapy approach were a building, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory is the foundation. Solution Focused concepts and Family Systems ideas form the structure. I employ a holistic biopsychosocial model for understanding and working with addiction. For parenting and co-parenting, strategies and themes from Nurturing Parenting, Positive Discipline, The Incredible Years and Active Parenting are used.
The largest factor in creating change is you (e.g., your attitude, your capacity, and your belief in the process). The relationship with the therapist is next. There are some real challenges associated with therapy. Outcomes are not always predictable, and unexpected thoughts and emotions may occur. Emotional pain is often temporary and an integral part of the healing process. Because it is a collaborative effort, your willingness to participate fully in treatment will help shape the quality of the experience. And the good news is that you just might get what you were looking for! Sometimes people discover whole new avenues of knowledge that were not in their awareness prior to beginning. And the truth is, that happens to therapists too!
My purpose is to help clients discover, clarify and maximize their own potential for healing and growth. I look forward to talking with you about your hopes and needs. Lastly, I use the eveidenced based FIT outcome measures to track the progress of our work and to strengthgen the therapeutic alliance.
"The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside the skull when confronted by what goes on outside the skull."
Dr. Eric Berne