I work with people in a collaborative, interactive and supportive way. We'll focus on understanding the thoughts and behaviors that led you to where you are now, and work to change them so that your sense of self is more positive and relationships with others are more rewarding. I have a Humanistic approach deeply rooted in evidence based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Control-Mastery Theory which I learned during my 4 years of training at SFPRG.org, a clinic in the Presidio. Control-Mastery is an evidence based approach that focuses on helping clients identify core beliefs about themselves, relationships and the world around them in order to help them see how these beliefs may be preventing them from achieving the goals, relationships, sense of self, etc., that they desire. I also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on an individual's negative thoughts about themselves, the world and others, helps them identify how they are distorted or overly rigid. We would then look at how to begin changing these thoughts and related behaviors to be more "realistic", flexible and in line with how you want to be in the world. I also use technology such as iPhone apps in my work with clients when it's appropriate. I could write more about the psychological underpinnings of my approach and process, but realize many prospective clients don't even get this far when reading about these sorts of things... Of course, I'd be happy to go into greater detail with you during a phone consultation or during our work together. If I work with the issue(s) you need help with then seeing if we're a good fit is your next step, and the only way to really figure that out is to contact me.
I enjoy working with adults and teens of various backgrounds and beliefs.