With that said, I try to bring my humanness into sessions too! A genuine, empathetic, person-centered approach is integral to therapy, and for me that means combining the evidence-based skills (such as CBT) with a fun, comfortable, non-judgmental space. This could look like learning more about what you are going through (and how your brain plays a role), learning and practicing coping strategies together for when your emotions start to takeover, reframing unhelpful thoughts together, completing a values card sort and processing thoughts and emotions that arise, or even creative, expressive, or play therapy techniques (adults can do these too!). Amongst all this, you will of course have a voice to share what specifically is on your mind or what your needs are. I also work from a trauma-informed and ecological perspective to help you understand your humanness- we are all impacted by our life experience, despite being different.