Philosophy of treatment is a combination of Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT) and Intersubjectivity Psychoanalysis (IS). EFT and IS are state of the art therapies which have been heavily researched. The theories are based on Attachment Theory which postulates that humans are relational creatures with four unconscious relational needs and functions: presence, separation distress, safe haven, and secure base. During a counseling session we believe it is important to attune to the need of the client by being relational, having an open-heart and being open-minded. The client needs a safe haven where they can experience anxiety that may be triggered by some thought or an external event. In an environment of compassion and strength, the client processes their subjective experience with the therapist. The goal of every session is progress, whereby a client discovers their uniqueness and new ways of being in healthy relationships.
About our practice
We believe that all people have a primary need to be understood. As therapists, we must recognize the pain and suffering in our clients' lives in order to treat it.
About Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Counseling is a proven form of psychotherapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Pastoral Counselors are certifed mental health professionals who have had in-depth religious and/or theological training. Founded in 1963, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) represents and sets professional standards for over 3,000 Pastoral Counselors and 100 pastoral counseling centers in North America and around the world. AAPC is non-sectarian and respects the spiritual commitments and religious traditions of those who seek assistance without imposing counselor beliefs onto the client.
Your initial appointment is all about getting to know one another and determining if there is a good fit for productive counseling. There is no charge for this initial consultation and no obligation to continue.