Direct, no nonsense, yet kind. Those are the words most often applied to me. Anxiety, Depression, Overwhelm, bring it on!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
You are the expert in you. You determine the pace of discovery of your inner self, and the discovery is directed toward your authentic self. We can easily lose touch with our inner authenticity as we adapt to survive in the world, and Rogerian therapy walks you back, gently, to who you really are, and forward to who you want to be.
We react at times in ways that are puzzling. These reactions are often based on a set of "automatic thoughts" that occur without our awareness in response to a trigger. Learning how to recognize those thoughts and challenge them can lead to a reduction in stress and an increase in feelings of control and authenticity. "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Viktor Frankl
We are all shaped by our early exposures, and we adapt to our environment to survive as infants and children. Some of these forces are invisible, or impossible to recall, but they influence how we handle adult situations and relationships. Understanding these influences and challenging them so that we can understand out adult world view more fully is the goal of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Understanding leads to change.
Adult children who fail to launch or who fall back into the nest after setbacks can be impossible to dislodge without help. With careful, strategic planning, I help you help your child to grow up and assume their rightful place in society with confidence. You need new skills and new ways of communicating to ensure that this launch sticks. I'm here to help with that.
Learning to have difficult conversations in the workplace may require learning new skills in communication. These difficult conversations can lead to better job assignments/roles and also to greater recognition of your contribution in the workplace. These skills often translate into better relationships in your "real life" as well.
I help individuals communicate honestly and assertively to get their needs met. Then, they can clearly decide how to proceed to develop themselves within their relationship, or they can make clear-headed decisions about whether to stay in the relationship. Relationship preservation is not my goal; individual development within relationship is.