I take an empathetic, collaborative, and action-oriented approach in my work.
I view initial sessions as an opportunity to gather information as to why you're seeking out therapy, to answer any questions you might have, and to design a treatment plan that addresses your needs. From that point my process tends to be more fluid, with regular check-ins to insure our work is meeting your goals.
Psychotherapy is often depicted as a one-sided relationship in which the patient does all of the talking and the therapist sits back and passively listens. While I rely heavily on listening as a means of change, I am also very much an active participant in the process. I consistently ask questions and provide feedback. I strongly believe in the power of self-care as integral to mental health and frequently assist patients to prioritize self-care practices in their daily lives.