How I Work

Everyone has a unique life history and their own innate temperament. Because of this, I adjust my work to meet a person’s specific needs. My style is collaborative and respectful and non-manipulative, as I believe such an approach best facilitates your personal growth. The modalities I use may include:

  • Talk therapy
  • Cognitive restructuring = examining self-talk to help you see whether your inner dialog matches your experience, so you can decide if that inner voice helps you or holds you back
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): Less complicated than the name suggests, EMDR can help you uncover and quickly resolve emotional and other traumas
  • Personal log or diary
  • Expressive drawing and journal writing
  • Dreamwork: Focusing on what your dreams mean to you, a powerful guide to one’s deeper yearnings and conflicted desires, and help for overcoming fears revealed in dreams
  • Depth psychotherapy, including discussion of your relationship responses to me that may have roots in your past
  • Dialogue guided by intuitive sensing of emotions held in the body and subtle body (the interactive field and the human biofield or aura)
  • Guided imagery
  • Role play
  • Education, including recommendations for reading
  • Family therapy (click on the words at the left for more detail about my approach to couples therapy)
  • Group therapy (as available)

(A more in-depth sense of my therapeutic approach can be seen in my articles entitled Getting the Most Out of Psychotherapy, and The Transformative Power of Dreams. Both of those articles are posted on this site and can be accessed through the links on this page.)

Throughout our work, I am interested in and open to your feedback about aspects of the work that you find useful and those you find difficult. Your feedback allows me to adjust the work to best meet your needs.