My work experience was gained working over a 10 year span at outpatient mental health clinics, non-profit agencies, inpatient clinics/hospitals, schools, institutes and through a private practice.
Most therapists want to talk about issues instead of actually do the work to help you recover. While talking can be helpful; I believe that using the proper therapy is important. For example, I use exposure and response prevention when working with OCD/Anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for relationship issues. Behavioral and Dialectical Therapy for behavioral issues. I make sure the therapy used in sessions works best for you and your recovery.
My approach is focused on promoting your insight about why you think, feel and react the way you do, to support you to take advantage of your own skills and potential and to guide you on taking care of your emotional needs and wounds that are not allowing you to mindfully and gently take good care of your life and your relationships with others.
I do take into account exploring and working on the issues affecting your mood and functioning, and facilitating the learning of personal tools that would allow you to ventilate, understand and process feelings, as well as to promote concrete changes in your life. You could expect to receive sincere, ethical, assertive and emphatic support even in those moments when denial and avoidance are your worst enemies. I will challenge your ego and promote the awakening and nurture of your real self.