I love helping people create the relationships they want through psychotherapy. Here’s how it works…
While you (or your child) may gain understanding of yourself and learn concrete knowledge and skills in therapy, the most powerful part is in building the therapeutic relationship.
The idea is that you feel connected and understood by me.
You can have new hope and not feel alone.
Working with me helps you see things more clearly, to have a NEW VIEW (hence NewVu Therapy). Your perception of yourself, your relationships, and what you really want can shift.
This is POWERFUL.
Perceptions change thoughts.
Thoughts change feelings.
Feelings change actions.
These changes propel you towards achieving a fulfilled life.
As a trained psychotherapist I use psychodynamic and attachment theory along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other techniques (such as mindfulness and EMDR or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) to help you reach your goals.
The basic theories focus on how important relationships early in life shape a person’s self-esteem and become a template for all relationships through adult life.
This is why you can’t seem to change
something you know isn’t working!
In therapy, we learn about your relationship template and correct the problems in our own therapeutic relationship.
I rely on your willingness to tell me how you really feel and what you really think. I can then adjust to meet your needs accordingly.
Consequently, we build trust and work through deeper issues in order to find **catharsis and have a ***corrective experience.
**“The term ‘corrective emotional experience’ is most often used to refer to the repair of a misattunement in the therapist-client relationship. Misattunements include misunderstandings, misinterpretations, or even mistakes on the part of the therapist. In response, the repair can take the form of an apology, for example, if one of your comments was misunderstood by your therapist. Or maybe you needed to hear a comment or reflection that deepened the therapeutic relationship. Traditionally it refers to a unique and healing interaction with your therapist…”
– LaCombe, Susan. Corrective Emotional Experiences. http://www.myshrink.com/counseling-theory.php?t_id=9
***“The word catharsis is derived from the Greek word which is translated as ‘cleansing’ or ‘purification’. Most of the definitions emphasize two essential components of catharsis: the emotional aspect (strong emotional expression and processing) and the cognitive aspect of catharsis (insight, new realization, and the unconscious becoming consciousness) and as a result – positive change. Aristotle defined catharsis as ‘purging of the spirit of morbid and base ideas or emotions.’” – Powell, E. Catharsis in Psychology and Beyond: A Historic Overview. http://primal-page.com/cathar.htm