Challenge limiting beliefs, shift ineffectual behaviors, and build a life. We want to experience moving to a long-term positive relationship with ourselves and others.
I like to create the dynamic of shifting thoughts from judgement language (good vs. bad) to efficacy ("when I thought that it made me feel ineffective"). By removing self-judgment we can become more objective and set ourselves up for success.
Work on goals together, ensure the therapeutic relationship is safe, and learn techniques and skills that best fit your lifestyle to make sure you can live the life you want to lead.
I use a combination of approaches such as Narrative, Gestalt, EMDR, and DBT. I try to be up to date on approaches so I can best fit your needs. You can expect a holistic approach because I see you as a human with multiple facets to your identity.
assist you in being more present in your daily life, in developing coping strategies to adequately manage current or longstanding challenges and in reaching your identified goals.
My treatment style is primarily a person-centered approach that focuses on building trust, identifying strengths, practicing mindfulness, challenging unhelpful thoughts and improving behavior patterns.
My goal is to help you create the change you need in your lived experience. Therapy is about creating a strong working relationship and I want to get to know you, and help you know yourself more deeply and compassionately.
I have worked with clients in severe emotional distress, and also with clients who just feel a need to "find a new path forward". Many of my clients are survivors of trauma, dealing with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, or grief.
~ see it through !
~ "it doesn't get any better than MOOD BY KIM!"