I am a relational therapist at heart and what that means is that the therapeutic alliance we forge in our work together is of the utmost importance me. The therapeutic relationship is the number one predictor of successful outcomes in therapy, and through a trauma-informed lens, as well as a strengths-based perspective, I make it my top priority to provide you with a safe and warm place to be yourself and to feel comfortable opening up about whatever has prompted the need for you to speak with a professional.
You will find that when you are with me, you can disarm that shield of stoicism, and be your authentic and raw self. I invite you to let your guard down, dig deep, and commit to this process while I hold you in your vulnerable moments. Together, we will work on moving forward from whatever it is that you are experiencing by building on your existing capacities and strengths, and learning new strategies and techniques along the way to help you live your most fulfilling life.
In addition to my relational approach, I am an attachment-based and family systems therapist, since attachment issues and early childhood issues are often at the core of many presenting problems, whether individuals are consciously aware of it or not. Our attachment styles, as well as our early childhood experiences and relationships, can have a profound impact on our overall functioning and interpersonal relationships as adults. Because of this, a significant amount of my experience and training lies in this framework, and as such, is frequently embedded in my treatment with clients. While I treat clients for many reasons, I commonly support clients with examining a combination of the past and the present to develop awareness and insight and to increase adaptive coping and long-lasting healing.
In order to provide the best quality of care, I understand that every client is different and comes from their own unique background and experiences. I subsequently customize treatment specific to clients’ individualized needs and preferences, using a variety of approaches and modalities. This may include, but is not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).