Therapy: Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups
I am repeatedly amazed over my years of practice, at the courage and willingness so many people have when entering a therapeutic relationship with me. Walking that solitary road, with only the faintest beacon of light and often overshadowed by the fog of disquiet, is a commitment not for the faint hearted.
My approach is old school – listen to the words in between. Chance an intervention only when confident of the other’s ability to digest, to hear, to find useful. Be curious, be respectful, be quiet too. Learn your pace, your rhythm, your style. Align with and challenge gently. Take in the big picture and the not so little details. Do not dismiss as irrelevant any part of the story.
We’ll use the first session to experience one another and check out our comfort level. Whether working individually or as a couple, feeling comfortable and respected is essential to the process. As a systemically trained therapist, I’ll do a genogram of your family, looking for ‘out of the ordinary experiences’ that could have affected your development.
Additionally, I run small groups for 6-8 sessions over 90 minute meetings. Topics for groups I’ve worked with in the past have included: Intimate Treason: Healing The Trauma For Partners Confronting Addiction; Divorce Is The Pits, So Stop Digging; Taking The War Out Of Our Words; Stress Reduction and Meditation; and, most recently, Collaborative Divorce – What You Need To Know Going Forward.