My approach in therapy is like my view on my life, it will be what I make of it. I want every session to be as productive as possible. Realizing that 80% of the session is the therapeutic alliance, meaning the relationship between the therapist and the client, it my my belief that I can only help my clients reach optimum mental health if I also work on my own health. Self care and reflection are a part of my daily life, as they need to be for my clients.
I use several different theories in my practice because no two clients will respond the same, but my favorites are Gottman, Emotion Focused, Imago, and Internal Family Systems. A few of the techniques I use are EMDR, BrainSpotting, letter writing, guided imagery and empty chair (Gestalt) and of course, good old fashion listening. I find that by asking curious questions, it causes my clients to think and resolve problems on their own. Which in turn empowers them and give them tools to endure whatever struggles come their way.
As an APSATS Certified Clinical Partner Specialist Candidate (CCPS-C) in the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model, I am well versed in the process of healing that must take place to restore the relationship after a partner betrayal. A divide can be crossed when you use the right tools. Relationships can be fragile, but when two are working to rebuild, the relationship becomes stronger and more resilient.
BrainSpotting by David Grand
Gottman Institute / Gottman Connect