Psychodynamic therapy is an approach that can help individuals recognize the role relationships play in their experiences, and attempts to help people understand patterns appearing in the thoughts and feelings they have toward themselves.
Narrative therapy is a method of therapy that separates a person from their problem. "The person isn't the problem, the problem is the problem". We seek to understand how the problem came to be, what the impact of the problem is on your "self", and try to understand your relationship with the problem. Narrative therapists look at the way personal experiences become personal stories, how "problems" infiltrate personal stories, and how stories shape how we understand ourselves.
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel. Much of the focus is understanding the connection between thoughts and feelings, and learning new skills to cope more effectively. I use this predominantly with children.
I have helped many adults understand and cope with anxiety. Not only do I offer concrete ways to reduce anxiety symptoms, but I try to help my clients understand what the anxiety means--often our anxiety can even be trying to tell us that something isn't right. I believe it's possible to "make friends" with our anxiety--see it, hear it, thank it for it's attempt at protecting us, and letting it go on its way.
I enjoy providing parent consultation for child issues from infancy through elementary school, and I also have developed a specialty working with kids who have struggling with anxiety. From sleep issues to school-related fears to separation anxiety, I can help your child to feel more confident and comfortable.
I have helped many people to relieve their symptoms of acute--recent--trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (six months after a traumatic event), and have also developed a speciality in treating adults struggling with complex trauma. When someone suffers with complex trauma, they have often suffered multiple traumas, some of them during childhood.