What to expect from therapy sessions with me:
Most new clients are not sure what therapy is all about and what to expect from it.
Therapists and their individual therapeutic approaches are not “one-size-fits-all.” There are many different approaches to therapy and the method and style of a therapist will be strongly influenced by his or her personality and life experiences. For this reason it’s very important to find a therapist that’s a good match for you – someone you feel you can trust and are comfortable working with.
So, how do you know if we are going to be a good fit?
I believe that successful therapy results from a committed collaboration between the client and the therapist. Never forget that it’s YOUR therapy. You are the one who wants a positive change in your life. My role is to assist you in your quest, provide you with support, encouragement and help to learn some winning strategies and useful tools.
It’s all about you, I am here “to serve” you. I am very active in sessions and will remain intently engaged with you. My goal is to help you to become more aware of how you currently “create the life you have”. When you become aware of your contributions to problems, together we will find solutions and approaches that will work for you to change your life for the better. As compared to other therapists, you will find me to be more solution-oriented and direct. If you would like a therapist who just listens to you without trying to help you solve your issues, you will probably not like my style.
I believe that everyone possesses an inner strength, resilience and a natural tendency to grow, get better and heal. Sometimes, all we need is a little “push,” a tiny nudge to overcome life’s obstacles, see things from a different perspective and to tap into your inner resources.
I use an integrative and holistic approach, treating “the whole person.” A lot of what I do is influenced by a systemic vision, by an understanding that we are social beings and are deeply affected by our connections and bonding with other humans. I draw on the knowledge and experience of various therapeutic modalities and constantly integrate modern research findings, particularly about workings of the brain, into my work.
I am very open to any feedback, positive or negative. I will listen to your concerns and do my best to accommodate them if it’s possible.
People tell me that I am warm, funny, understanding and non-judgmental.
Change is not easy and sometimes scary. So I use humor and laughter in sessions when it’s appropriate. Therapy shouldn’t be difficult, but you may experience painful emotions. I will be there for you at those times.
I am very passionate about my work. Seeing people grow and improve the quality of their lives gives me great pleasure.