The therapeutic relationship is a joint effort between client and practitioner to explore the problems and concerns that you wish to resolve. I draw from my training in cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused therapy to understand and respond to your therapeutic needs. My approach is highly interactive, relational and dialogue-oriented. Although every client-therapist relationship is unique, this seven-step process provides an overview of how therapy work often evolves:

1.) Expressing and exploring your feelings around the issue(s) that have led you to therapy

2.) Understanding those issues in the context of the larger portrait of your life—past, present and future

3.) Navigating your present situation by exploring your questions and options

4.) Identifying problematic patterns and their origins

5.) Finding alternative strategies and approaches

6.) Setting realistic goals and clarifying a direction for the future

7.) Examining progress

I have twenty years of clinical experience with individuals, families, and couples in the United States, Kenya, Uganda, France, and Switzerland, and have worked successfully with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety disorders (including obsessions and phobias), adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, substance abuse and relational problems.