Therapy is not a one size fits all type of thing. Every person and situation is different and requires a unique touch.
Therapy doesn't always have to be serious only. Humor and a fresh perspective can have incredible impact.
“My approach is eclectic”
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME
I’m caring and compassionate, but I’m also very direct. And I do use some degree of humor, when it’s appropriate. My approach is eclectic. What that means is that I use whatever approach that fits with the issue and the situation that you decide you need to work on. My view is that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaped over time by a complicated set of interactions: The temperament/personality with which we were born, the environment and family systems of our childhoods, and the random external events that have shaped our lives.
THERAPIST VS. LIFE COACH
Most people believe therapist and life coach are the same. Many therapists, myself included, use coaching as part of our work. But therapists are required to go through an extensive training and licensing procedure, and are qualified to assess psychological disorders. Being a therapist means I have earned my master degree in marriage, family, and child counseling, I have completed 3000 internship hours, passed 2 separate written exams, and got licensed. Coaches, though they do valuable work, have no such requirements. They are not licensed or registered with any regulatory agency. So, though a therapist can coach you, a coach can’t and shouldn’t give you therapy.