About My Work - Narrative Therapy
Choosing to seek therapy is often a difficult decision and starting therapy can be very scary (especially the first appointment). Because of this, I do everything I can to help people feel comfortable and safe when they come to see me in my office. This sort of support and centering of people's well-being is an expression of the values integral to everything I do.
These same values are a part of the ideas I use for therapy, ideas that draw from a tradition of understandings and practices that get called Narrative Therapy. Among others, Narrative Therapy:
- Centers people as the experts of their own lives.
- Views problems as separate from people.
- Assumes people have skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments, and abilities they can use to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
- Is interested in the broader contexts that influence people's lives
- Gives attention to the ethics and politics of psychotherapy, holding therapists accountable for the things they say and do in the name of therapy.
If you'd like to know more about my approach to therapy, please feel free to contact me @ (616) 690-0010.