A Unique Approach
No two people are the same. What works for one person may not work for another. The same is true for counseling, coaching, and psychotherapy. There is no one approach that meets the needs of everyone. While many of the symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger and hopelessness may feel similar to most people, the unique life circumstances, personal qualities, and conflicts from which these difficulties arise are always different from one person to another. Recognizing these differences can make a big impact on the length and quality of your treatment and its immediate impact on your life, work, and relationships.
My approach to helping clients starts with the recognition that every person is different and that each of us has a strong inner capacity for change, even when we feel the lack of motivation and energy to do so. There is strength and a drive for wholeness in everyone that, when illuminated in therapy, can be a powerful self-motivating force that can quickly lead to transformation and health.
Helping people through troubled times means recognizing that there is a person that exists separate from the problem or illness with which he or she is confronted. Too often we define ourselves by the depression or anxiety that we feel, or the diagnosis we are given. As a result, our situation or illness becomes part of our personal identity. We become the illness we struggle against. This is where despair can set in, as we begin to feel ourselves slowly sinking away under the weight of our problems and perceived loss of self. This sense of loss can further drain our confidence and ability to overcome adversity.
Thoughtful interventions that take into account your many strengths and concerns can bring back the resourcefulness you once felt in life. This in turn will affect the course and speed with which you can heal. Once you learn the simple techniques I use to bring about change in your life, you will use them over and over again to confront any of the many challenges life will throw your way.