Our approach to therapy is a collaborative one. Having a trusting and open relationship with you is central to the work we do. We don’t have a once size fits all approach. Instead, we draw on a lot of different methods including: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Emotion Focused, Family Systems, Narrative and Play/Art therapy with kids. We’ll adjust our approach based on your unique circumstances and needs. Having said that, here are some things to keep in mind.
- Magic bullets. Therapy works and is enormously helpful. But it can be hard and requires patience. The good news is, we’ll be by your side all the way.
- To be told what to do. We don’t give a lot of advice. Instead we’ll ask you questions and help you reflect on your options and experiences so that you can make the best decision for you.
- To be a passive participant. Therapy will work best if you’re actively involved, giving feedback as you go. What’s working? What’s not? Are you feeling frustrated or confused with the process? We welcome this type of feedback as we go.
- That things won’t get a bit harder in the beginning. This isn’t always the case but it’s common for people to temporarily feel worse on their way to getting better. This is a natural step towards growth and healing.
- To feel understood and validated.
- To receive honest feedback.
- To receive practical tools and strategies.
- To receive in between session support via phone and email.
- For your situation to improve over time.