Approach to Therapy

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to achieve your therapy goals. The possible benefits of therapy are the reduction or relief from disturbing emotions or behaviors, an increase in your sense of empowerment, and improvement in your ability to make the changes you desire personally and in your relationships. You may also change in ways you had not considered: you may be confronted by or make decisions you would not have previously considered, you may experience a temporary increase in the disturbing emotions or behavior from which you had sought relief. Your time in therapy cannot guarantee specific results. The effectiveness of your treatment is enhanced by your feedback and active participation in your therapy. The quality of the therapy may depend upon the trust that you build through open disclosure, and your willingness to question and actively participate in directing the course of your therapy.

You are respected as a unique individual with the dynamic capacity to change and grow. With this in mind, I will endeavor to work with you to apply the approaches and strategies that will most meaningfully address your particular needs and goals. At the same time, I also respect your right to seek out other therapeutic approaches and therapists that may more appropriately serve your needs.

My counseling perspective is influenced by Christian spiritual principles, while at the same time respecting and honoring each individual’s unique value system and worldview. My theoretical orientation primarily includes Family Systems therapies and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches to treatment. This means that the influence of your family of origin is considered in understanding how you have formed your perspectives about yourself as well as how you function in the world and in your relationships. Cognitive-Behavioral therapy addresses thoughts, beliefs and action steps that support appropriate changes in the direction of fulfilling your personal therapy goals. Within these frameworks, I will endeavor to work with you to apply the approaches and strategies that will most meaningfully serve you.

 


 

 

 

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