We begin the process of healing and change by talking.
Talk therapy is a broad term encompassing all forms of therapy that use the verbal interaction with the therapist as the primary avenue for healing and change. The name originates with Sigmund Freud in the early 20th century. At that time the idea of achieving change without the use of instruments or medication was a new technique and Dr. Freud’s “Talking Cure” was controversial. Today, most forms of therapy can be classified as Talk Therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, humanistic therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Self-help groups and support groups also fall under this category.
In my practice, I use Talk Therapy to build and maintain a therapeutic working relationship with my clients. My approach is a blend of humanism and existentialism. You will have the opportunity to instruct me on your experience and what it is like to walk in your shoes. In turn, I will share my understanding of what you are telling me and suggest alternative points of view that may be more adaptive and help you make progress toward healing and change.