I believe psychotherapy should be fun most of the time. The exploration of what is possible to improve marriage, family life, job satisfaction and any other personal issues can be an exciting prospect. Virginia Satir, a very famous family counselor, once observed that people don’t fear the end of their survival as much as they fear change. I firmly believe this too and so I take advantage of any tools I can use to expedite change. Sometimes the use of alternative therapies like NLP, EFT (tapping) and hypnosis, along with talk therapy can achieve needed changes quicker and with more fun than relying solely on talk therapy alone.
I have a master’s degree in counseling and have extended this foundation into other types of strategies after working with expats and indigenous people from different countries. Multi-cultural aspects of expat living are a very important issue to many of us who live abroad and for those who deal with us. In my view, such challenges call for a creative, out-of-the-box approach for positive results.
Couples counseling is truly my passion and I strive to make this the most fun of all. I teach my clients how to fight, so that each person has a voice and each gets heard. I use various techniques to increase the level of commitment and the intensity of partnership. I believe couples therapy should be an individual growth journey experienced together so each member of the partnership is aware of the struggles of the other.