I have learned from my more than 30 years’ experience as a counselor that the first step toward changing one’s life is the admission that one has problems. This is no easy thing to do. By virtue of your taking the time to view my web site, you have taken this action in working to better your life.
During the course of my training, I have studied several different therapeutic approaches in helping people overcome the obstacles in their lives that may be preventing them from moving forward. Although my orientation is that of cognitive-behavioral therapy, I do not believe in utilizing one school of therapy for all the clients I face. I have found that this view simply does not accommodate the complexity of human behavior. I prefer to look at people’s problems through a much more wide-open lens: Technical eclecticism. Rather, than fitting my clients’ needs into a theory, I choose to tailor my treatment of clients to their individual needs. Because I have studied several different techniques that foster change, I am able to treat my clients in this manner.
Rather than adhere to a disease model of mental health, I believe that many of my clients suffer from problems of everyday living, such as poor communication with their spouses, children, employers or other significant others. In this context, my job here is to help my clients identify the source of their problems. In doing this, I take a collaborative approach with my clients’ vis-à-vis
problem identification and, accordingly, I can best tailor the treatment to my client’s needs. This approach allows me to treat a broad range of problems that my clients confront in their lives.
Some of the techniques I employ in my private practice are cognitive-behavior therapy, a system that facilitates change in people’s faulty or irrational thinking, EMDR, a method that helps people suffering from PTSD to confront their fears head on, guided imagery and hypnosis. The latter techniques can be employed to reduce a client’s stress, whether at home or in the workplace, and to overcome sleep difficulties, alleviate pain and assist in reducing his/her fears or anxieties. In all of these situations, the ultimate goal is to help my clients reach their true potential and to lead a life that is worth celebrating.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve any of these goals. You may gain a further understanding of my views by clicking here to my Blog site
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