Hello...Greetings...Welcome! My name is Tiffany Pardo and I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Vacaville, CA
Weather it is the stress of planning your next step in life or the stress of being present in your daily interactions I am here to support you in reaching your goals. I will work with you to identify your automatic thoughts and increase awareness around how you can move past those thoughts to decrease the level of stress you carry daily. I have experience working in high stress level positions and organizations and come to therapy with a more rounded understanding.
One of my passions and focus in therapy has been to help the helper. I work with Social Workers and Therapist who experience compassion fatigue as occupational hazard. Because of the situations that lead us to compassion fatigue part of the direction of therapy is to be the sounding board for you to empty the weight you carry and then fill your bucket with hope, direction, and renewed strength.
We all have life changes and transitions that lead to increase awareness of discomfort. During our time together we will look at what we have control over and how to implement strategies to address and cope with changes. We will also work to enlist supports and tools that you can take with you and use in daily situations.
You will find in your time with me that although it may seem like I am not "telling you what to do" i am skilled at listening intently and can communicate empathy through reflective listening. While doing this I am determined to help you develop discrepancy between your goals or values and your current behavior. You are the lead in our sessions and I promise to remain supportive and optimistic as is paramount in Motivational Interviewing.
I embody a Person-Centered approach as I take a non -judgmental approach to our sessions and will try not to interpret what you say, but rather will attempt to fully understand your thoughts and feelings. When you hear your own words repeated back to you, you may then wish to self-edit and clarify your meaning allowing for growth in our sessions. I embrace silence as a tool in therapy, not as something to be challenged or fixed.
If you are a person who is looking for a short-term, goal-oriented session that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving then we can be adaptive and focus more on CBT skills. Together we will work to focus on changing attitudes and behaviors by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held and how these processes relate to how it is presented to the world, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.