My approach to counseling is wholistic by design. It is inclusive of client’s nutritional, physical, spiritual, financial and mental health. My approach is person-centered, psychologically eclectic and integrative including techniques from various schools of thought. My approach draws heavily upon Morita and Naikan theory; Constructive Living theory; Dialectic Behavioral theory, Family Systems theory, and Non-Violent Communication, 16-Step Empowerment Process; Enneagram (Personality Type), Cross-Cultural counseling as well as Christian, Buddhist, Sufi and Jewish thought, Art, and Music. Treatment plans are constructed with clients using Person - Centered Thinking techniques. All techniques and guiding principals for therapy are consistent with principles set forth according to these schools of thought. Initial sessions begin with a full psychosocial clinical assessment.
Your journey towards emotional health will require your active participation in and out of sessions. Remember successful change occurs gradually, meaning effective therapy requires a commitment to the process. It will be your responsibility to make efforts to change belief systems and behavior pattern. My responsibility is to facilitate. Together we clearly define your goals and develop a plan to achieve them. We will explore symptoms to discover the core motivation of the issue and work to bring change in those areas through insight, education, behavioral change, self-talk, and other techniques. Progress will periodically be evaluated and the plan modified if necessary.