“We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” Barbara De Angelis
The basis of my practice with individuals is existential therapy, purpose and meaning. This approach centers on the individual and is strength-based. We will begin by exploring your narrative and identify challenges, beliefs and schemas that may be holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself.
When working with families, I have found that using a family systems approach is most effective as families operate as a system. Individuals within a family are interconnected; forming general beliefs and values that oftentimes come into direct conflict with each other. In developing more effective communication emphasis would be given on how we deliver and receive information and improve the overall relationship.
Couples therapy often falls into the family systems and individual approach as we are coming into a relationship with our preconceived ideas that have been developed through our childhood, environment and experiences. This can affect how we are able to trust one another, make financial decisions, childrearing views, share intimacy, etc. There comes a time when we must turn toward each other and not away. This is where the healing begins.