So you're curious about therapy. How does this whole thing work? You want to have a healthy, lasting relationship…To be more connected, feel more loving, and live joyfully in the moment.
The idea is that you feel connected and understood. You can have new hope and not feel alone.
Thoughts change feelings.
Feelings change actions.
As a trained psychotherapist I use psychodynamic and attachment theory along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other techniques (such as DBT, meditation, mindfulness, art, sand tray, rhythm/music, and movement) to help you or your child get what you want out of therapy.
The basic theories focus on how important relationships early in life shape how someone feels about themselves deep down. Early relationships are your template for all relationships through adult life.
I rely on your willingness to tell me how you really feel and what you really think when we're talking. As I adjust to meet your needs accordingly, we build trust and work through deeper issues in order to find catharsis and have a corrective experience.