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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA
Supervised by Craig Beeson PSY 24970
I aim to help you find the skills and strengths you already have that can move you toward the changes you desire. It is important to feel empowered at each stage of change, and Solution Focused Therapy helps you create small, accomplishable steps so that you feel continued success. I have used Solution Focused Therapy for treating substance abuse and working with teenagers.
“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” ― Carl R. Rogers (founder of client-centered approach) Research shows that a supportive and empathetic relationship between the client and the therapist is the most important factor in successful therapy.
I draw largely from Internal Family Systems therapy and the belief that we all have parts of ourselves that cause us to think, feel and behave. While good intentioned, these parts can take over, making us feel like we are flawed or broken. By learning their good intentions we can find new ways of relating to and interacting in the world. I find that each IFS session results in insight and growth and is a gentle way to move toward deep healing and observable change.