My style as a clinician is relaxed. Our sessions should be a positive interaction, even if we are discussing difficult issues. Whether a therapist or a coach, my sessions tend to have a feeling of two people relaxing in my living room and having a conversation. It is my job to make you comfortable and safe so that we can resolve the issues that have brought you to therapy. I do not sit back quietly, but instead engage with you to create movement and change towards a positive outcome.
I use a collaborative model of therapy, where sessions are more like a conversation between peers than a traditional doctor/patient relationship. I do not view my clients' issues as coming from an abnormal psychopathology, but instead as your normal reaction to living in a stressful, complex, and contradictory world. Using a systems model, I seek to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than viewing you as having something wrong or being broken.
I consider myself to be a different therapist with each client. My focus is on what you need from me - I take my lead from you.
Some of my particular clinical interests include: Asperger's Syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Anxiety, those in creative fields - such as music/art/theater, and Therapists in therapy.