Masters in Clinical Psychology, SNDT University
Competencies for LGBTQ-Affirmative Counseling, American Counseling Association
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
Using a social justice and multicultural lens, I use an eclectic approach depending on the need of the client that draws from Trauma Informed Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
Validating my client’s experiences and embracing multi-cultural identities, while being mindful of causing any harm to their already existing problems.
Trauma-informed therapy/approach: Recognizes and emphasizes understanding how a traumatic experience impacts a person’s mental, behavioural, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the person’s emotional and behavioural responses.
Person-centred therapy: Uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Targets psychological problems by looking at learned patterns of unhelpful behaviour. Helps better understand and identify distorted thoughts and develop a better sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.