Do you have any areas of specialization, and what are they?
What therapeutic methods, approaches, or philosophies do you use/have experience using?
As far as therapeutic methods, I pull from the following approaches, in combination or alone:
Based on a person’s needs and the therapy style they best respond to, I may or may not use “homework.”
How does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
I always try to approach every human with understanding and acceptance. I’m a firm believer in the idea of “meeting someone where they are” and focus on readiness to change. I also believe in harm reduction as it relates to addressing addiction, self-harm, and/or eating and exercise behaviors. Lastly, I believe instilling and fostering hope and resilience is one of THE most important things I can do as a therapist.
What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic alliance/relationship?
I would say trust, consistency, and honesty are key components.