Therapy is meant to create new experiences
People cope with and adapt to such experiences differently, and to the best of their ability. Thus, therapy must be based around what a person actually needs. There is no typical therapy; going to therapy, is by definition, kind of atypical – therapy is something we do when we need help, and are having a hard time. I attend to how people process experiences physically, emotionally, spiritually, and cognitively.
In addition to trauma, I also specialize in offering relief from eating disorders, self-harm, anxiety, and depression.
Philosophy: A therapist has three responsibilities: to be truthful, nonjudgmental, and skillful.
- Truthfulness is my primary responsibility. The truth is kind and compassionate (even if we don’t like it, and wish it otherwise). The term ‘the brutal truth’ is kind of a misnomer – if our intention is to be brutal, it is unlikely we are really being truthful.
- Being non-judgmental – and this word gets thrown around a lot – means that every effect has a good and congruent cause.
- Listening is great; listening and being helpful is better. Being helpful is providing the tools and practices that bring relief.
The effects of are trauma are wholly unrelated to time – in other words, time doesn’t heal any wounds.