“My goal is to support you on the path to well-being, personal growth and greater life satisfaction.”
There are times in life when it’s difficult to see solutions to our problems, patterns, and life challenges. Working collaboratively with a counselor can help bring new perspective and long-lasting changes.
Sometimes looking at a problem or difficult situation is a bit like looking at a Rubic’s cube or another puzzle. At first it seems daunting – we believe that it can’t be solved. And yet when we take time to look at the puzzle in different ways we have an opportunity to work through the challenge.
What can I expect from counseling sessions?
Many clients who come to counseling for the first time are not sure what to expect. Film and TV images have perpetuated stereotypes of therapists and counseling sessions. A few sterotypes that I’ve seen in films include therapists who absent-mindedly utter a few “uh-huh”s or give ridiculous advice to provide comic relief.
So what does counseling really look like? My counseling sessions are interactive and collaborative; my goal is to support you on the path to well-being, personal growth and greater life satisfaction. During the first session, I will ask questions about what brings you to counseling and gather some basic information that will help me understand your situation. Following this session I may gather more information but mostly we will work on creating the changes that you want to see in your life.
I use an integrative approach to counseling and draw on the following research-based models: Solution focused, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples). My belief is that the counseling approach has be a good fit for the problem and the person.