I take a collaborative approach in working with my clients. Practically this means that I rely on my clients’ understanding of themselves as we develop a picture of their unique challenges and goals for therapy. This informs my clinical interventions, which I tailor specifically to my clients’ needs.
I emphasize insight in my treatment, developing an awareness of how my clients’ experiences in life (i.e. childhood, traumas, relationships, etc.) have shaped who they are today. This insight unlocks an ability to purposefully change aspects of ourselves as well as our environment, which ultimately can reduce one’s suffering in the present. In addition to insight oriented work, I draw on a number of interventions such as CBT, relaxation techniques, assertiveness training, mindfulness, distress tolerance and exposure based interventions.