I believe in a strengths-based, insight-oriented, and multi-faceted approach in the therapeutic setting. Therapy is such a deeply personal and individual experience and journey and I find it most effective and helpful to pull from several approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Emotion Focused, and Existential theories of psychotherapy. At the same time, it is imperative to take into consideration people's origins, development and life stage, and environment. Lastly, and very importantly, creating a warm, safe, and welcoming platform for people to express and explore themselves is vital to the therapeutic process. Most of all, I firmly believe in a person's capacity for emotional growth and wellness.
One of the most important aspects of psychotherapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. In this relationship, the client experiences support, compassion, trust, nonjudgement, and unconditional positive regard from the therapist. This supportive relationship helps to provide the client with a supportive framework in which the therapist can most effectively assist the client in personal growth and decision making. The therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist is a unique and unlike other relationships in that it is one-way; the client is the sole focus of the relationship.