My therapeutic approach is largely influenced by Person-Centered Therapy, which means that through empathy and non-judgment, a person is able to discover more about him/herself and accept solutions that will allow the person to move forward. I often integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which relies on techniques and homework assignments to help move people forward.
I view mental health as one part of the overall well-being of the person, which means that it impacts and is impacted by other parts (physical and spiritual). As a Christian counselor, I enjoy incorporating spirituality or religion into counseling, but this addition is offered only when it matches the values of the client. The clients’ own value system is what steers the goals in their therapeutic process.