here for information about my Child Treatment Philosophy.)
It is very
exciting time to be a psychologist! Brain imaging work has confirmed
that people can actually modify the structure and function of key areas
in the brain responsible for regulating emotions Ė just through talk
therapy and "Mindfulness" practice.
are built to connect to others. In fact, connecting to another in
therapy initiates the brainís healing process. Accordingly, I work to
establish a trusting relationship that allows the client to feel safe
encourage clients to practice mindfulness exercises. This allows them to
better organize and learn from emotional experiences. As clients can
notice and describe how their body and brain react, they can literally
modify those reactions over time.
research has confirmed that as we deepen our awareness of ourselves, we
are better able to respond flexibly to challenges, to manage our bodyís
reaction to stress, and to improve our sense of well-being and
connection to others.
My work with
individual adults usually begins with an assessment of current symptoms
and a discussion of the therapy process. Initial work tends to be a bit
more directive than later work. I try to teach coping mechanisms early
to provide initial relief of current stress. As clients improve, they
often wish to continue work to deepen their understanding of their story
and their relationships.
I feel privileged to do this
work, and try to balance my confidence as a therapist with a humble
appreciation of the uniqueness of each personís story.