Whether I am working with an individual, couple or family, my philosophy is always the same. This involves:
People have many different reasons for seeking therapy. One common theme is that individuals are experiencing difficulty coping with a current situation in their life. The therapist assists the individual to identify and clarify the nature of the problem and helps them to develop possible solutions. It is necessary and useful to take a family history in order for the therapist to understand the people and life events that have influenced the client. It is also important to obtain a detailed medical history. Depending upon the nature of the problem and the goals of the client, therapy may be either short-term or long-term.