“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ros

Approach

We strongly support an integrative, holistic approach to counseling. Our therapeutic approach to counseling is eclectic, meaning we incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic principles in order to create the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of our clients. The framework for our approach to counseling is based on Carl Roger’s Person-Centered Therapy (PCT). The goal of PCT is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self wherein they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected and make an effort to find their true positive potential. We firmly believe that in order for clients to grow during the counseling process, they must feel a sense of trust and confidence in the relationship with their counselor. Our practice utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a transdiagnostic treatment tool to address a wide range of mental health challenges. In conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we also utilize techniques of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Gottman Method Therapy and several other treatment modalities. Although our relationship is strictly professional in nature, we believe it is critical that we develop a mutual trust and respect for one another. As a unique individual, your treatment plan will be highly individualized based on your personal needs.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving.  The goal of CBT is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind client’s struggles, and so change the way they feel. It is transdiagnostic, meaning it is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and behaviors by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

Counseling is a personal exploration and may lead to major changes in your life perspectives and decisions. These changes may affect significant relationships, your job, and your understanding of yourself. Some of these life changes could be temporarily distressing, and the exact nature of these changes cannot be predicted. Together, we will work to achieve the best possible results for you.