My orientation/philosophy for therapy is primarily family systems theory (Murray Bowen). “Bowen family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit” Simply put, our families of origin affect our images of self and others, as well as influence our choices and behavior.
I also use Gestalt Therapy, an existential and experiential psychotherapy, that focuses on the individual’s experience in the present moment (the here and now), the therapist-client relationship, the environment and social context in which events occur, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of the overall situation. It is up to the therapist to help lead the client to awareness of a moment-by-moment experience of life, and then to challenge the client to accept the responsibility of taking care of themselves rather then expecting others to do it. This may include treatment of crisis intervention, marital/family therapy, problems in children’s behavior, psychosomatic disorders, or the training of mental health professionals.
Additionally, I use EFT (emotional focused therapy) with couples, Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy for individuals and couples. I use CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) for anxiety, depression and anger management.