Because your voice matters, I recently surveyed some of my valued clients, to listen and understand what their experience has been working with me. Each client felt safe enough to offer their permission to share some of their thoughts anonymously.
Here are four CORE VALUES that are the foundation and essence of my clinical work that my clients have experienced in their work with me. Accompanying these values is how they are demonstrated in my work and what clients say to attest to their experience working with me.
HOPE – means to cherish a desire with anticipation. The first task of good therapy is to create hope.
COMPASSION – means a sympathetic consciousness of another’s distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
COMPETENCE – means the ability to do something well. My clients can speak to that more than anything I can say. All of my clinical work is driven by research findings. I continually update my knowledge via classes, reading the literature and anonymous consultation with colleagues.
CREATIVITY – means the ability to see things from a new perspective. I customize my approach to create an individualized treatment plan that meets your needs. My work in client-centered and that means your individualized learning needs and styles are given consideration. For example, some people learn better visually, other with the spoken word and others needs to have an experience in the room. I avoid a one size-fits-all approach.