I foster a healing therapeutic relationship in order to help patients explore their struggles and connect with deeper parts of themselves.
Psychotherapist in Plano, TX
Psychodynamic psychotherapy seeks to make the unconscious conscious. Thus, psychodynamic therapy assumes that many of our struggles are rooted in dynamics and conflicts beneath our everyday awareness. These dynamics show themselves in a number of ways (dreams, fantasies, slips of the tongue), but especially in our relationships. My goal in working psychodynamically is speak honestly and boldly about what I experience in the here-and-now relationship to work through unconscious conflicts together
Existenitalism attempts to let go of explanatory theories that provide false comfort, opting instead to face the harsh realities of life head on. By taking an existenital approach to therapy, I do not seek to explain, interpret, nor offer false hope, but to join patients in exploring the grit and uncertainty of their lives. By facing them rather than trying to avoid them, we are able to live freer lives. By facing them with another, there is also hope for meaning in the face of reality.
By being relational in my therapy, I am focusing on building a specific kind of relationship with my patients. Relational therapy assumes that previous wounds will be repeated in the current relationship. The goal is to bring those wounds to awareness, and find a different way of being together. Therefore, it is a regular occurance in my work to ask about the relationship, how patients are preceiving me, and to share how I am experiencing patients.