I believe people change by increasing their psychological flexibility and becoming aware and understand their values and identity. Therefore, I identify as a multicultural Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) therapist, that utilizes interpersonal processing to engage with my clients. I also include psychodynamic considerations when conceptualizing and understanding clients.
I believe that our values are important in how we can best live our life. If we ignore them and get “stuck” in mind or even in our lifestyle choices we may develop unhealthy ways of coping, including avoidance, anxiety, and depression. Becoming aware of our values and the various aspects of our identity we may be able to clearly make decisions and build a life that is more enjoyable and reduces or eliminates unhealthy coping tendencies.