I am honored you have taken time to consider True Color Counseling, LLC.
I approach counseling as a dialogue, a conversation between equals. I draw from a diverse background of life experience and reading. I rely, as well, on your active participation in and out of sessions. It’s your journey towards emotional health. My role is more like a Sherpa, a travel companion who know the trail. Remember successful change occurs gradually, meaning effective therapy requires a commitment to the process. It will be your responsibility to make efforts to change belief systems and behavior patterns. My responsibility is to facilitate. Together we clearly define your goals and develop a plan to achieve them. We will explore symptoms to discover the core motivation of the issue and work to bring change in those areas through insight, education, behavioral change, self-talk, and other techniques.
My approach to counseling is wholistic and medically integrated by design. It is inclusive of the client’s nutritional, physical, spiritual, financial and mental health. My approach is guided by you, person-centered, psychologically eclectic including techniques from various schools of thought and therapeutic modalities drawing upon the work of many:
- Morita Therapy by Dr. Morita and Naikan theory from Japan;
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Dr. Beck;
- Family Systems Theory;
- DBT- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy by Linehan; and
- “Nonviolent Communication” by Rosenberg and C. Young’s Person-Centered Theory;
- “16-Step Empowerment Process” by Karl;
- Somatic Experiencing” by Peter Levine;
- Enneagram (Personality Type);
- Dr. Porgas on our Polyvegal Nerves System;
- Dr. Van Der Kolk’s work with the impact of dramatic events on the body;
- Dr. Daniel Siegal’s at MindSet, neurological and neuropsychological health;
- Movies and movie characters, TED Talks, On Being Podcast;
- Cross-Cultural training;
- As well as, Christian, Buddhist, Sufi, and Jewish thought,
- Art, Music and
- 30 years of clinical street smarts.
Treatment plans are constructed with you, my client. These plans are structured meet requirements of insurance companies and use a Person-Centered Thinking model which is also Evidence-Based. All techniques and guiding principals for therapy are consistent with principles set forth according to these particular schools of thought. Initial sessions begin with a full psychosocial clinical assessment and establishing treatment goals from the get-go. Progress will periodically be evaluated and the plan modified if necessary.
I look forward to hearing from you …