I work with each client using a blend of approaches and interventions that are most appropriate to the individual, situation, and worldview.
In therapy, I evaluate my clients' understanding of themselves, relationships, physical health, and systems in which they live (i.e., work, relationships with nature, religious institutions, school, etc.) so I can individualize treatment instead of just using a "one size fits all" therapy approach. I also make sure to attend to my client's mind, body, and spirit throughout therapy. It is my belief that if any of those facets of life are not healthy, then the person may not be functioning to his or her full potential.
If needed, I am open to suggesting appropriate medical referrals to rule out any biological reasons for the presenting problem, and support the client's desire to use complementary medicine such as meditation, massage, and acupuncture. My goal for those who wish to use medications is to have a collaborative relationship with his or her psychiatrist and other medical health professionals.