HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Counseling is a uniquely personal process.
While in counseling, you will have to discuss hard topics and dive into areas that may be troubling you. Be prepared to do the work that will equip you to heal and live the life you were made to live.
This requires trust. I will be your partner and navigator. But to do that, we must first get to know each other. We will start off with a consultation, where we will define the foundation for our future time together. After this initial conversation, we will establish our next steps.
At its’ most effective, counseling sessions are a place where deep sharing happens. And, just like any good relationship, special consideration is made to reflect the unique aspects and qualities of the individual. I use a holistic and integrative approach which allows me to utilize the methods and strategies that are best for you.
I will use various treatment therapies and modalities depending on your unique needs. A few of the therapies I may use in session are listed here:
The client/ counselor relationship is critical to healing. I want to provide a judgment-free and unconditional atmosphere so you can help yourself understand your situation and your world. In this therapy, I help you direct your own healing.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
Problems you are having may be based on unhelpful ways of thinking. CBT helps clients change these unhelpful thinking patterns. There may be times we glimpse into your past, but the primary focus is on your present, helping you develop more helpful ways of coping with life.
This is the study of what makes your life worth living. In other words, it is an approach to looking at your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, focusing on your strengths instead of weaknesses. In general, the greatest advantage of this therapy is that it teaches you the power of shifting your perspective.
This therapy helps you to be fully present in the now. It helps you to be attentive of your thoughts and physical bodily responses so you can be better at handling your day to day unhelpful feelings and issues.