The Goals Of Therapy
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients feel more empowered, balanced, and whole in their lives. Achieving this allows each client to uncover his or her unique path toward leading a fulfilled and meaningful life. I customize the tools that I use depending on the person with whom I am working. I typically use a unique combination of traditional psychotherapy and more alternative hypnotherapy, meditation, and shamanic journeying with most of my clients.
I have found that most of my clients have spent a lot of time analyzing and talking about their stuck issue before entering my office. This means that they have used their analytical, logical brain to try to work out their issue. While our logical brain can be quite helpful in many areas, logic often does not help when someone is stuck. To give a few examples, I have seen anxious clients try to logically talk themselves out of their fears, but without success. I have seen clients try to lose weight by following a logical diet, but they’re unable to follow through with their plan. I have seen clients who are angry at their partners try to talk themselves into feeling grateful, but they feel angry nonetheless. These clients can give me logical reasons why they should not be stuck, but their logic has not helped them.