I work with people in varying ways depending on what is needed. Some come in crisis, in which case we deal with the crisis at hand before discussing the root of the problem. I do both short-term and long-term therapy depending on what one wants to achieve.
In Long-term and short-term therapy, I address issues in the present and connects them with issues from the past creating a more aware and fulfilling present.Long-term therapy allows the time and trust to go more into depth and learn about one’s self in relation to their present life.
As Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I agree that understanding one’s self in relation to their choices brings higher consciousness creating a more meaningful life. Suffering just to suffer is in my opinion so unnecessary. I believe that we can use use pain and suffering as a means for growth through therapy, which eventually alleviates pain. Mental pain should be taken as seriously as physical pain as mind and body are connected. Mind and body issues are further explored in therapy.
A meaningful and rich life creates happiness, which is so specific for each person. I adapt to what the person needs, wants, and where they are coming from.
Knowledge and compassion are important for making a good bond and trust, which is essential for a good therapeutic alliance.