AN INTERACTIVE THERAPIST WHO GIVES FEEDBACK
I will give you constructive feedback during our time together to facilitate your growth.
My approach is based on a collaborative model where we engage in mutual conversation. I believe you have a right to know what I think and why I think it. I am an active and straightforward therapist. I am not one of those therapists who sits there silently, saying little more than "go on" or "that sounds hard." Too often, that is an expensive waste of time.
My years of training have equipped me with various skills and resourceful approaches to guide you through the therapeutic process.
For example, one skill is my ability to understand many self destructive and counterproductive patterns (often unconscious) that you may fall into. Other skills that I offer are my use of constructive questions to build your self awareness, and knowing when to be a bit firm and nudge you into greater discovery, and when to be more gentle instead.
Here's how it works. I view you as my partner in the therapeutic process. I will supply the above-mentioned skills. However, you come into therapy knowing about your life – your past and present experiences, and your thoughts and feelings. Eventually something wonderful happens. Over time, not only do I learn about your life and your history, but you learn the skills to better understand your own psyche, and you will become familiar with your self-defeating patterns. We learn from each other, and you come to understand yourself better. Eventually, you will become more empowered, because you will be much more aware of yourself. And it is from that awareness that you will make many positive changes in your life.