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You may have been referred by a loved one or found my website through the internet or Psychology Today.  Either way, I am currently a stranger to you, and you may have a few questions.  Below are some common questions about me and my style of therapy.
  • What model of therapy do you use?
    My primary orientation/philosophy for therapy is Bowen Family Systems Theory. This model of therapy places an emphasis on our emotional development in context of our families of origin. As an adult, Bowen Family Systems Theory can help a person think as an individual while staying meaningfully connected to others. An ongoing goal in this approach is to build the capacity each person has to balance their emotions and their intellect, and to balance their need to be attached with their need to be a separate self. I also engage clients from a trauma-informed approach by recognizing the impact of traumatic experiences on one's sense of self and trust in relationships. I have completed advanced training in Emotion Focused Therapy for use with couples, and I also integrate Narrative Therapy through an appreciation for the stories we tell ourselves about our identities and capabilities.
  • Do you integrate faith into therapy?
    Therapy involves an open exploration of one's emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual sense of self. My job is not to impose my belief system onto my clients. I believe that all humans seek to find purpose in their lives and make meaning of hardships. I integrate discussions of faith into therapy only as desired by my clients. I work with people who express their beliefs in a variety of ways and with those who have little or no interest in spirituality or a particular religion. I am open-minded and respectful of religion having grown up in a household with two unique faiths (Christianity and Islam). I am comfortable and competent in working with clients of all spiritual beliefs, and my clinical training has equipped me with a variety of tools to assist you in healing, growth, and transformation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and/or discuss this in our scheduled therapy session.
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