My mission, vision and values

My mission is to support and enhance my clients’ personal growth, through helping them cope with life’s difficulties, improve their relationships, manage their symptoms, gain insight into their problems, and attain meaningful goals.

My vision is to be part of a greater effort, by psychologists and other helping-professionals everywhere, to collectively make this sort of support available whenever it is needed.

Values

I commit to these values to guide my decisions and behaviors:

Trust: Trust is essential to therapy. It is my highest priority to build therapeutic relationships in which my clients feel (and are) safe enough to be open and honest with themselves and with me.

Care: The care and compassion that I feel for my clients is not only a value, but also a gift, without which I could not do this work.  I am thankful for the opportunity to be invited into people’s lives, to share their joys and sorrows, and to help them move in a positive direction.

Integrity: I strive to employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every action that I take. I follow the ethics code of the American Psychological Association.

Respect: I have a deep respect for each client’s dignity, autonomy, life experiences, perspective and beliefs. My role is not to tell them what to do, but to support them in exploring life events and options, and to empower them in making their own best decisions. I strive to work within each person’s framework and worldview.

Health: I am committed to enhancing my clients’ bio-psycho-social health, and to sharing psychology’s findings and principles of mental health, healthy relationships, healthy development, and healthy lifestyles.

Excellence: It is important to me to help you in such a way that it really makes a difference.  I strive to be as effective as possible by implementing principles and techniques which have been proven to work.  I make it a point to continue educating myself through reading, attending workshops and conferences, and through consulting when appropriate. In these ways I strive to offer excellence in my counseling services.


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