Approach

A new perspective.

The purpose of therapy sessions.

Therapy sessions are a space for you and I to construct an individualized therapeutic alliance that allows you to gain clarity into your greatest concerns and to create lasting change in how you think, connect, and self-actualize.  

It’s in these sessions, through empathic listening, that I am able to understand how you understand “self” and the “world”.

Through a humanistic understanding of belief systems and behavioral conditioning, we will reconstruct your childhood experiences and relationships from a present perspective – clarifying how past experiences are brought forth in your present life and end the “cause and effect” link between past experiences and present life.

In each session, I will coach you in the practice of changing harmful thought patterns and behaviors, by constructing a new narrative about your past, present, and future life.

An accurate and compassionate narrative is key to ending years of emotional distress and unfulfilled living.

My psychoeducational and goal oriented approach, informed by Adlerian Psychology, places you at the center of your life, and allows us to identify how you see yourself in current relational, social, and cultural contexts.  It’s common that all of us have some inaccurate assumptions in our thinking and perspectives on life – held over from what we learned in our early lives.

These patterns directly inform how we think, what we do, and how we feel in the present.  Many believe that which was imprinted on them as a young child is unalterable, because “I’ve always been this way.”  Yet, through a humanistic and goal oriented understanding of these patterns, we are able to reconstruct our current problems and see clearly the path forward.  

Come prepared to focus more on the present and future, rather than the past.  Our patterns of the past have a way of letting go on their own when we don’t need them anymore.

Philosophical approach to therapy sessions.

Session methodology.

Engagement.  We will agree to focus on a problem you’d like to address.  I’ll ask some questions to understand how you see the problem.

Assessment.  We will talk about your history with this problem, ways you’ve tried to address it, and what life would be like without it.

Insight. We’ll explore some new ideas and ways of seeing yourself more accurately in relation to the problem. This allows us to realize the core of the situation and see it clearly – sometimes for the first time.

Reorientation.  So you can return to the routines to life with new insights and skills, I’ll give you some very specific actionable items to practice before your next session.  This is key in your recovery.

We will start this process over again when we see what worked and didn’t work in your new ways of problem solving.  

TJC Approach

The purpose of therapy sessions.

Therapy sessions are a space for you and I to construct an individualized therapeutic alliance that allows you to gain clarity into your greatest concerns and to create lasting change in how you think, connect, and self-actualize.  

It’s in these sessions, through empathic listening, that I am able to understand how you understand “self” and the “world”.

Through a humanistic understanding of belief systems and behavioral conditioning, we will reconstruct your childhood experiences and relationships from a present perspective – clarifying how past experiences are brought forth in your present life and end the “cause and effect” link between past experiences and present life.

In each session, I will coach you in the practice of changing harmful thought patterns and behaviors, by constructing a new narrative about your past, present, and future life.

An accurate and compassionate narrative is key to ending years of emotional distress and unfulfilled living.

Psychoeducational approach.

My psychoeducational and goal oriented approach, informed by Adlerian Psychology, places you at the center of your life, and allows us to identify how you see yourself in current relational, social, and cultural contexts.  It’s common that all of us have some inaccurate assumptions in our thinking and perspectives on life – held over from what we learned in our early lives.

These patterns directly inform how we think, what we do, and how we feel in the present.  Many believe that which was imprinted on them as a young child is unalterable, because “I’ve always been this way.”  Yet, through a humanistic and goal oriented understanding of these patterns, we are able to reconstruct our current problems and see clearly the path forward.  

Come prepared to focus more on the present and future, rather than the past.  Our patterns of the past have a way of letting go on their own when we don’t need them anymore.

Session methodology.

Engagement.  We will agree to focus on a problem you’d like to address.  I’ll ask some questions to understand how you see the problem.

Assessment.  We will talk about your history with this problem, ways you’ve tried to address it, and what life would be like without it.

Insight. We’ll explore some new ideas and ways of seeing yourself more accurately in relation to the problem. This allows us to realize the core of the situation and see it clearly – sometimes for the first time.

Reorientation.  So you can return to the routines to life with new insights and skills, I’ll give you some very specific actionable items to practice before your next session.  This is key in your recovery.

We will start this process over again when we see what worked and didn’t work in your new ways of problem solving.