When an individual seeks me out as their Psychotherapist, I ask why they decided to call me. I want to know what tipping points made them seek help. It is important to determine what obstacles they are dealing with. I also look at an individual’s history; how they were brought up, their relationship with their parents, and how many siblings they have. It is also important to look at any alcohol or substance abuse history in their family. This involves looking at the impact of their environment on how they were raised. Then you can understand the patterns and coping mechanisms an individual has learned throughout their life. Every story is different, which means that individual therapy is not one-size-fits-all.
“It’s about turning that negative inner voice around.”
Through my work as a Psychotherapist and Life Coach, I am an active participant in the therapy process for each of my clients. I listen to them, respond, interpret, and ask questions. Clients have to look at their negative inner voice, which is a voice that’s in all of us. We need to understand it accept it, then turn the inner voice around. In Jungian terms, it is referred to as our “dark side.” It’s the side that we allow to sabotage us or stop us in our tracks. Although we uncover the past and discuss the present, we also talk about the future in terms of personal goals and objectives. I use a lot of humor in therapy. Sometimes we can laugh at the ridiculousness or absurdity of a situation and very often, this helps tremendously. .