In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
– Carl Rogers
Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
– Soren Kierkegaard/cite>
The musician of disordered sound, the poet of decomposed language, the painter and sculptor of the fragmented visual and tactile world: they all portray the breakup of the self and, through the rearrangement and reassemble of the fragments, try to create new structures that possess wholeness, perfection, new meaning.
– Heinz Kohut
The empathic understanding of the experience of other human beings is as basic an endowment of man as his vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell.
– Heinz Kohut
I use a variety of theoretical frameworks when working with clients depending on the client’s goals and objectives. Whatever the framework, a successful therapeutic outcome is based on the empathic relationship developed between therapist and client. In short, empathy is the bedrock of a positive therapeutic outcome.
I approach a therapy session with a variety of tools to help you reach your goals. Through in depth (or insight oriented) psychotherapy you can bring to the surface moments from the past that have been foundational, and perhaps counterproductive in your life. Through Family Systems theory, you can explore how your emotional health is affected by the relational patterns with people who surround you. Through Brainspotting, you can release the blocks that are preventing you from moving forward. Whatever issues arise from these approaches clients are always welcome to explore spiritual insight and meaning in their therapeutic journey.
Therapy is a useful tool for correcting many physical, psychological and spiritual struggles. Therapy might be a good fit for you if you are struggling with issues such as: