I have worked with clients using and integrating a variety of different therapeutic models which include, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, existential therapy, a humanistic approach, and mindfulness. Having a genuine relationship with clients helps them feel safe sharing difficult emotions and life circumstances.
It is important to be present with clients to be able to better attend to the spoken as well as the unspoken aspects of communication. Understanding a client’s perspective is helpful when trying to assist them because each client is an individual and cannot be neatly boxed into some therapeutic model.
Clients often have wise inner resources, and I see my role as guiding them through their own journey, as opposed to only telling clients what type of therapy will work for them. I am very open to working with clients who have an interest in further exploring their spirituality, as I am very interested in spirituality, and happen to have a background in spiritual care and psychotherapy. A therapeutic relationship built on authenticity allows clients to sense the therapist’s genuine interest in their well-being and is a good starting point for introducing different therapeutic models.