In my backyard, I have a large patch of wild red poppies, and I think they are a perfect symbol for my approach to therapy. In agriculture, they are considered weeds, but I find them beautiful. They also inspire me because they are survivors! Even after years of lying dormant, red poppies can regenerate, blossom and thrive if the ground above them is stirred.
Therapy can be like that.
A situation that looks bleak and hopeless now, and maybe has for a long time, can be transformed. Inner strengths can be unearthed and cultivated. New ways of thinking and behaving can emerge.
In my work with children, families and adults, I use a strengths-based approach. I believe that we all have inherent capacities, talents and wisdom that can be used to meet the challenges in our lives. These strengths may not have been recognized or explored before, but they are there. In counseling, you and I will work together to uncover the resiliencies you already have and fortify them, to help you address today's problems and thrive in the future.