I am a "Solution Focused" therapist. This is an approach that places the focus on a person’s future circumstances and goals rather than concentrating past experiences.
I work with my clients to develop a new vision of the future and explore what difference that will make in their lives as we begin developing strategies leading towards this better future.
Individual or Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy in Vancouver, BC
LOOKING FOR THERAPY?
You may be experiencing the following:
You feel overwhelmed by life problems
Anxiety, anger or depression are taking over your life
You have come to an impasse with a major life descision
You are having difficulty with important relationships
Your job is too stressful and you are having work related problems
You, a member of your family or a friend, are coping with a serious illness
You are in the midst of a transition or loss - death, divorce, retirement, immigration, parenthood and are having trouble adjusting to the changes
Focus on what can lead to a better future
Determining your goals from the first meeting helps to make the most out of each session. We take into consideration your strengths and areas of competence and apply them to how you would like things to change in the future.
At times it may be important to understand your current problems in a historical context - this is done in order to determine how you may have come to be stuck in this particular way and how best to deal with it in the present, and more importantly, how to overcome them in the future. We also may look to the past to find what already has occurred that fits with the future you want to build.
My practice of therapy concentrates on what can lead to a better future rather than what is missing and causing you to be unhappy.
Many people report that therapy has helped them:
Feel more confident about the future
Have more satisfying relationships with friends, family members and intimate partners
Manage their moods and feelings more effectively
Feel more like "themselves" again
Enjoy life in a new way with greater options for the future
Resolve unfinished business (emotional traumas, etc) successfully
Be more resilient when dealing with stress
Couples therapy offers each of you the benefit of a neutral place to come to talk about your difficult issues as well as your successes as a couple and to get a new perspective.
Workshops & Professional Development
Here you can find a summary of the workshops and lectures I have led for various companies, post-secondary institutions, other professionals, and the general public.