Most often, I adopt a more unstructured, psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy. For example, if you were to come in with feelings of depression, we might explore what is going on in your life and how it may be related to your depression. Are you going through a life transition that brings up other issues for you? Perhaps you’ve had a loss that needs to be mourned? Maybe you’ve been very busy with your work and haven’t had time to yourself? These are some of the possibilities we would consider in the exploration of your life.
And with another person, we might start with structured symptom relief and then explore what underlies the symptoms using an unstructured approach.
Furthermore, because people are much more than their symptoms, I am not solely concerned with what is not “working” for you, but I am also interested in your strengths, potential, creativity, and wholeness, using the framework of analytical (Jungian) psychology.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
More recently I have been integrating psychodynamic and Jungian ways of working with Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).