Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about psychotherapy and my practice — click on a question to read each answer. Also see my Online Counseling page for additional FAQs. If you still have questions, please feel free to Contact Me.
Marriage and Family Therapists are psychotherapists and healing arts practitioners licensed by the State of California. Requirements for licensure include a related doctoral or two-year master’s degree, passage of two comprehensive written examinations and at least 3,000 hours of supervised experience (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists CAMFT).
Forgiveness Therapy: I base my therapy on the work of Richard Fitzgibbons, MD who trained with Aaron T Beck in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and his colleague Robert D. Enright, PhD. I incorporate other research on forgiveness as well. Please see the section explaining this in more detail.
Psychodynamic Therapy: We exam our childhood and past experiences in more detail to understand how the subconscious is affecting our current thinking and behavior. Through the client/therapist relationship we find a new and freer way to perceive and live life.
Solution Focused Therapy: We focus on the here and now in therapy and work on finding solutions rather than putting emphasis on the problem. You rediscover your strengths and use them to find solutions.
Family Systems Therapy: The Focus is on the family as a system. The individual problems are a result of the members influencing each other. Therapy is aimed at alleviating current symptoms through altering a family’s transactions and organization. This can be done with an individual, couple or family.