I view therapy as a mutually trusting collaboration where client and therapist work together towards self-reflection, acceptance, and ultimately transformation. I hold in full view my client’s intrinsic wisdom, and focus on the strengths that exist in each to help achieve positive changes. I believe that the stories a client brings to therapy are important, but also essential is how the client’s spirit and body participates in their stories. When the body and spirit are actively used as guides, change can happen.
As a therapist, my role is to assists the client in bringing awareness to unconscious patterns that hinder their desires and goals. When we are able to look within and recognize our attachments to old patterns, we get the opportunity to decide which stories are true for us and which ones we need to change to fit more genuinely with who we are in the present.
Staying present with what IS requires one to be honest. It takes courage to be authentic, and it is through authenticity that we can become more who we truly are, and be able to fulfill our desires and dreams.
“When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without taking responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good…When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to perceive my world in a new way and to go on.” Carl Rogers