What would your clients and colleagues say is your therapist superpower?
I would say that my clients and colleagues would say that my therapist superpower is my intuition. My work can be very deep and by doing the deep work with my clients, they are able to release and heal their deeper parts that have been disrupting their lives. I think my intuition is my God given gift.
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I myself have a traumatic background that really changed who I am today. With my major trauma happening later in life, I was able to see how trauma can change one’s personality and the way a trauma survivor sees the world.
What inspired you to choose this profession?
This profession is a calling from God to help others access their true potential and to be able to experience fulfilling relationships.
Short Term (Solution-focused, etc.)
Ideal for those who are coming in with a specific problem they’d like to address and gain clarity on. Typically, short term therapies are present focused and do not dive deep into your past.
Structured therapies are goal and progress oriented. Therapists may incorporate psychoeducation and a specific “curriculum.” In order to stay on track, therapists may provide worksheets and homework.
Insight-oriented (Psychodynamic, Existential, etc.)
Exploring the past and making connections to present issues can help clients gain insight. Getting to the root of the issue and finding deeper self-awareness can help with long-term change.
Non-directive (Humanistic, Person-centered, etc.)
Going with the flow and seeing where it leads.
Behavioral (CBT, DBT, etc.)
Focuses on changing potentially unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors by addressing problematic thought patterns and specific providing coping skills.
Trauma Focused (EMDR, TF-CBT, etc.)
Recognizing the connection between trauma experiences and your emotional and behavioral responses, trauma focused therapy seeks to help you heal from traumas.