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How I Work


Psychotherapy that aims to change your life in deep ways is no “quick fix.”  Lasting positive changes occur in the context of an ongoing, trusting relationship between an empathic therapist and a dedicated client.  Honest, authentic communication and deep listening contribute to healing and self-esteem.

C. G. Jung (1875-1961) was one of the first depth psychologists to recognize that the most important factor to positive therapeutic outcome is a collaborative relationship between client and therapist.

He also said richly feelingful and meaningful conversations are the medium through which growth and healing occur.  This does not mean talking from the surface of your mind, as in ordinary conversations.  Psychotherapy is healing to the degree that you access your feelings and turn inward for wisdom and guidance.  To help you do this, I too must be open, sincere, and truthful.

Your job is to say what you want when you want to say it.  Talk as honestly as you can about whatever is important to you and keep connecting with the truth within yourself.  If you like, tell me your dreams.  My job is to listen (and keep listening) and offer you my feelings, ideas, and intuitions.  You will find that I am present, related, and authentic in my way of being with you.  Together we will bring to light the unconscious patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior that work against you.  To outgrow these stubborn patterns we’ll seek the guidance of your innate inner wisdom.

The journey may be hard work at times.  It can also be playful and humorous.  Clients often tell me they feel supported and unburdened.  Their sense of freedom and personal power expands.  Love and work seem richer and more fulfilling.  Many people tell me they feel closer to the sacred and that life is very precious.

Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy.   Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks.  Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.  
  

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
 
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
 
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
 
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.

Providing individual therapy and analysis; couples therapy

Treatment specialization includes:

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Work and Career issues
  • Addiction & Recovery

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

 

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