There are many approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Each approach, and each therapist, answers the question, “How does healing happen?” somewhat differently. If I were to articulate my approach succinctly, I believe that healing happens in the context of being deeply known and understood such that we can understand ourselves (and others) and thereby grow as more whole people and gain the wisdom and courage to choose well for ourselves and for our relationships.
Dynamic psychotherapy is an orientation to therapy that facilitates this process. It is appreciated by clients because the experience of depth listening can uniquely address the deep and various parts of the self and relationships. This approach helps clients experience and resolve core developmental needs that so often contribute to unresolved relational, sexual or psychological issues. It can be used to address a variety of presenting problems, whether anxiety, depression, couples communication breakdowns, eating disorders, sexual addiction. Dynamic psychotherapy as a general orientation may incorporate interventions from other traditions such as cognitive behavioral exercises, EMDR, body work, expressive therapy exercises, etc. It can be utilized in individual as well as couples work.
In the context of a consultation, I would be happy to assess what approach might be most beneficial to address your concerns. Please contact me by phone (714-262-4445, ext. 2) or email (Catherine@soulrestorationproject.org) to set up an appointment.