Therapeutic Philosophy

Our therapists see each individual, each couple, and each family as
being unique.  Even if the problem or disorder is the same, we tailor
the therapy to your uniqueness. You and your therapist will work
together as a team to resolve the problem(s) as quickly as possible.

A therapist uses a model to conceptualize problems and determine
how to attack them.   We choose a model that we think fits best with
our view of human nature, problem solving, your unique situation,
personality and level of comfort.  

Many therapists like to use a Brief Therapy/Solution Model.  This
model does not focus heavily on the past but looks to the future.  This
approach examines what is working in your life and expand on some of
those skills you already have.  You will create a therapy road map
using a goal development exercise that allows you to have control over
the destination of your therapeutic experience.  Homework can be
given to keep you engaged in those goals outside of therapy.  

Another type of therapy is Cognitive Behavioral.   This therapy links
thinking, feeling and behaving.  This allows for introduction of distress
tolerance skills. Narrative therapy uses stories and examples to
illustrate problems and solutions without the distortion of your own
emotional life experience.  Art therapy techniques allow deep access
to the subconscious of both adults and children.  Creative art gives
broader descriptions to emotion and experience where our language
has limitations.  Creativity occurs in the mindful present, is great fun
and helps people relax too!