I use a directive play therapy approach. We will use games, art, and other therapeutically designed interventions to bring to light the child/adolescent’s inner struggles. I believe that the child or adolescent has the tools to fix themselves; however, the child uses a different language than adults. As Garry Landreth says, play is a child’s language and toys are their words. I help the child make sense of his world through playing with the child.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with clients who come in as individuals unless I feel that their goals would be better facilitated by another theory of therapy. Together, my client and I will explore their behaviors and thoughts, figure out what they would like to see in themselves, and collaboratively make a plan to carry out the individual’s goals.
When a couple comes into my therapy room, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It is attachment-based and well-researched short-term model of couple’s therapy. I help couples feel safe, secure, and heard by their partner in order to nurture connection and attain their goals for therapy.
Under Licensed Supervision at Caldwell-Clark
10951 Sorrento Valley Road Suite 2G, San Diego, California 92121, United States
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #102831 Under Licensed Supervision