Approach To Therapy

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My approach to therapy is strongly humanistic or person-centered. A strong therapeutic relationship between the counselor and client is so vital for success in therapy. I take into account that all of my clients are individuals. We all have some life experiences in common that can bring us together but we also have our own unique perspectives, which need to be respected. It is my priority to help make therapy a positive, helpful, and enriching experience for you and will encourage you to be an active collaborator throughout the process. 

I incorporate many techniques and philosophies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Learning how to be mindful in the present moment is at the heart of contentment but we are too often torn from the present by thoughts dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Research has found trying to stop or change difficult, unwelcome thoughts can be counterproductive. Using ACT, I can teach you to change how you relate to your thoughts through acceptance, mindfulness, identifying values, and committing to action to create intentional, long-lasting change.

I will teach you new ways to cope, which will support healthy and mindful living. You can learn to create healthy boundaries, express yourself, appreciate yourself, and most importantly understand yourself. You can take back the power from your emotions and thoughts and create the life you have always wanted to live!

Call 503-564-8609 or schedule a free 30-minute consultation online to learn more!