Marriage and Family Therapist
Finding a caring, dedicated and motivating therapist is essential to your success My style is not the neutral, blank faced therapist, but a warm, active, and engaged person. I think it’s essential to express humor and to remain a real and genuine person. I try to reveal what I am thinking or considering about the individuals’ situation or circumstances. The individuals and couples I work with say that they feel very comfortable with me discussing personal and difficult issues. Every course of therapy is unique, and this is based on the needs of the individual and their circumstances.
While I do not spend a lot of time on one’s past, I do believe, past relationships create the templates for current relationships, and may be useful to explore. I stay focused on what is going on for the individual in the present. I am flexible and draw from several theories, including Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, Existential, and Psychodynamic therories, depending on the individual’s unique needs.
I believe therapy should provide individuals with help, clear suggestions and useful feedback, not bog them down with jargon or abstract concepts. I believe that people seek psychotherapy because they are choosing to actively address their concerns with an experienced professional they trust. I try to provide a creative, friendly atmosphere where the individuals I work with and I are on equal footing, and are there for the same purpose: to help that individual feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their lives.
Relevant Education / Credentials
-Masters level degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Francisco State University.
-9 years experience; 5 years in supervised private practice and 4 in sole private practice.
Years Experience: 9