Individual, Family &
My Approach to Psychotherapy:
An effective therapist is able to enter into your world and gain a strong understanding of your view of it. My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in relational psychodynamic theory. Current experiences have a relationship to those in one’s family life and to relationships with a parent or parents during childhood. I believe an effective therapist is able to enter into your world and gain a strong understanding of your view of it. The goal is to develop a relationship and a comfortable and safe environment where we can talk about all of your relationships including that of yours with me as your therapist.
I believe that there is meaning behind feelings of depression, anger and anxiety. If there is a willingness to learn about yourself, experiences that are difficult and scary may bring you closer to who you really are supposed to be. Carl Jung called this the “ideal self”. I draw from ideas of archetypes (symbols that have deep meaning) and utilize stories and philosophies embedded in different cultures and traditions. I have found these ideas to encourage a sense of wisdom and understanding to crises.
I also know that it is hard to see these outcomes while in the midst of absorbing feelings or a life crisis. That is why the right support, environment and commitment to your self are important now.
People that make changes sometimes want to address other matters. I can help support the changes you have made and help you work towards future goals. I am familiar with helping individuals address:
- Existential, spiritual and/or cultural issues
- Relationships with family members and/or friends
- Employment, educational or financial goals
- Childhood experiences