I meet my clients with warmth, authenticity and compassion. I take a trauma-informed and non-pathologizing approach, asking "Who is this person?" instead of "What's wrong with this person?" It's important to me that I understand my client through a developmental and relational framework.
I have formal training in many types of counseling established as effective through research, but I mostly use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Interpersonal Neurobiology. I am happy to explain more about these approaches and how they guide my work when we talk, but in brief it means that I pay attention to:
-- the client in the context of their family, past, and present
-- the role of brain and body in the client’s mental health
-- the purpose of narrative and behavior