Values Guided Therapy
Individuals and couples can sometimes become overwhelmed with life’s problems and lose sight of what they want and what is most important to them (VALUES). Breaking free from depression, anger, anxiety, and relationship issues may seem futile.
I help individuals and couples live more intentionally with what they want and aspire to become. Values serve as a compass in life – they can help get our lives back on track to where we experience deeper meaning, vitality, and purpose.
As a therapist, I need a compass to guide the services I provide to clients, which is one of the reasons I view my work as values based counseling. Being transparent with these values helps you know what is at the heart of my work.
Value: Provide compassionate and effective counseling and psychotherapy
- At the heart of my work is compassion for my client’s suffering and their efforts to live full, vital lives with integrity.
- See you beyond your stories of yourself and your suffering
- Offer evidence-based therapy which means it is backed with solid research to support its’ effectiveness
- Stay current with research providing insight into being an effective therapist
Value: Save marriages, restore relationships.
- Support couples in their original commitment to their marriage, seeking to restore versus divide.
- View marriage as sacred and a good to the well-being of individuals, families, and the larger community.
- Pursue as a desired outcome saving the marriage versus being neutral to the outcome.
- Pursue on-going training and consultation to improve my effectiveness as a marriage therapist.
- Use prudence when marriage counseling or staying in the relationship is contra-indicated due to abusive relationships.
- Do not impose values regarding the saving of the marriage, honoring the autonomy of my clients and recognizing the complexities of decisions to divorce even if they differ from my hope for them.
Value: Support clients in the chosen direction of what matters most to them.
- We live in a broken world as broken people who lose contact with what matters most (values).
- Support clients in taking small steps towards their values even in the presence of their suffering.
- Acknowledge how difficult it is to take these steps in the presence of one’s suffering.
Value: I believe in the sanctity and dignity of the human person
- See my clients as troubled, suffering and stuck versus sick or diseased or a set of symptoms to be solved.
- Each individual has purpose, meaning, and objective value
Value: Holistic Philosophy – Mind, Body, and Soul
- Encourage lifestyle strategies such as exercise and nutrition, which can significantly impact issues such as depression and anxiety
- Incorporate mind-body therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness (skills to help live in the present moment)
- Resolve underlying problems that lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues
- Look to non-medication strategies as the first-line of treatment
- Integrate principles of Christian Counseling when requested
- Help clients live with greater meaning and purpose
I’d Love to Speak With You
Let’s chat… I’d love to hear from you! Give me a call: 651-587-1807.
Alternatively, you can send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.