There are faster and more practical ways to receive therapy.
I am a therapist in Fort Collins, Colorado who focuses on those methods. I find that combining deeper methods with teaching skills speeds up the process and promotes independence.
The “Fix It” Counseling Model versus Teaching Skills
In graduate school, I had an ongoing argument with my fellow students. They maintained that their job as a therapist was to ‘fix’ people who came to them so they would be functional in the world. I asserted that my job was to teach my clients the skills they needed so they could maintain themselves without my help!
The “Fix It” Model Makes Sense, But It’s not the End All
The ‘fix it’ model is the medical model of healing. It has its place in the world. If I ever have a broken leg, I will want the doctors to “fix it”.
But if I want to learn to maintain my own health, I want someone to teach me–not do it for me!
When needed, I do deeper healing work. Deep experience with many modalities allows me to adjust my approach to the client’s personal style.
Teaching Skills Speeds Therapy, Increases Its Depth
I find that teaching skills accelerates the process and increases its depth. Between sessions, a few simple skills can sustain clients, and often assist them to gain confidence about their ability to navigate stressful situations.
Trained in Transactional Analysis, the original Inner Child work. Work with people who had a difficult childhood, helping them reprogram. My focus is on teaching practical skills that people can use on their own, such as tapping, acupressure, emotional skills and communication skills. Assist those with substance abuse issues and done relapse prevention plans. Teach parenting as well.