|My first goal as a psychologist is to alleviate
suffering, and to prevent suffering in individuals, couples, and
families. Developing a trusting therapeutic relationship is an
essential step in eliminating suffering in others. In order to reduce
suffering, I also utilize a solution focused treatment approach in
which I help clients clearly establish therapeutic goals at the
beginning of the psychotherapy. I also utilize a multidisciplinary
approach, working with physicians, psychiatrists, school counselors,
psychologists, and teachers whenever clients approve, in order to
expedite the healing process.|
I implement a holistic approach
whenever I work with individuals, couples, and families. I look at
each client’s level of balance in her/his life, with regard to work,
school, family, friends, exercise, leisure activity, spirituality,
eating habits, sleep patterns, and substance use. I utilize a family
systems, humanistic, and cognitive behavioral approach as I work with
people to create more balance in their lives.
Once clients have their immediate problems resolved, and have
developed more balance in their lives, I also offer longer term
therapy for those interested in finding more meaning in their lives.
This typically involves issues related to spirituality. For example, I
help people learn to live more in the present moment, and to find more
acceptance about the circumstances in their lives, whether they are
struggling with the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship
or job, or the loss of one’s good health.
I emphasize working with people throughout the lifespan. I work
with toddlers and the elderly, and all age groups in between. I
respect all individuals, regardless of their age and developmental
level. I value clients’ trust when they share their deepest pain
regarding the loss of a parent, spouse, sibling, or child.
Finally, I greatly enjoy having the opportunity to share in a
person’s joy regarding major life achievements, such as graduations,
weddings, and the birth of a first child.