Human beings are not their diagnoses
A diagnosis is a label that does not capture the history and essence of any individual, couple, or family. No one is borderline, an addict, or a depressive. Rather, these terms are labels applied to unique human beings who have developed conditions or coping mechanisms that are impediments to a full life. We do not ask, “What’s wrong with you?” We ask, “What happened to you to bring you here?”
Human beings are resilient
Individuals, couples, and families all have resiliencies that have supported them despite their struggles. We assist our clients in identifying and building on their own strengths and resiliencies as together we address pain, past trauma, confusion, or life challenges they face.
Human beings can grow
We believe there is an innate human yearning to grow; to transcend wounds and challenges. We are committed to facilitating that growth.
Counseling and psychotherapy are relational
The therapeutic process unfolds through the relationship between client and clinician. Counseling and psychotherapy are most successful when the co-created verbal and non-verbal therapeutic relationship enables clients to live their lives with more freedom, flexibility, a wider range of emotions, and enhanced relationships with others.
There’s no rush
It is important to face crises and to relieve symptoms, but deep and sustainable growth takes time. We remain in a therapeutic relationship with an individual, couple, or family as long, but no longer, as it takes for them to feel confident in their healing and growth.