I think of this in terms of how the person is
oprganized within themselves, i.e., what is supporting them
in terms of getting what they want and knowing their own direction
in life and/or how are they out of harmony with themselves.
How can people come to grips with the inevitibles of life
(i.e., grief, loss, etc.), and change what can and needs to
be changed (trauma, behavioral problems, addictions, anxiety,
When counseling couples/families, I strive to
have partners and families have the deepest and most loving
connection possible in the most positive way. Strengthing
and understanding communication leads directlye to building
greater ease and rapport.
One important distinction is knowing the difference
between disagreement and misunderstanding. Once known, appropriate
action and skills can be applied for the parties to to resume
realignment and harmony with each other. In my experience,
most disagreements are misunderstandings, unrecognized.
What all or the above has in common is maximizing
the healing by honoring each person and what they bring to
the therapy session.
I have worked extensively with post-traumatic
stress, relationship counseling, smoking cessation (with an
80% success rate), grief process, emergency response, and
critical incident stress management.
Please call me at 408.280.1359 to make an appointment.