HOW I CAN HELP
Specific Issues I’m Skilled at Helping With
I received specialized training in working with adolescents and families, and provide treatment for family conflict, communication difficulties, behavioral problems, school issues, social skills, self-control, parenting, divorce, and adjusting to change.
Narrative therapy believes that simply telling one’s story of a problem is a form of action toward change. Narrative therapy help to objectify problems, frame them within a larger sociocultural context, and make room for other stories. Together, we build upon “alternative” or “preferred” storylines that exist beyond the problem story; these provide contrast to the problem, reflect a person’s true nature, and offer opportunities to rewrite one’s story. In this way, you can move from what is known (the problem story) to what is as of yet unknown.
Absent but Implicit
It also my intention to helps people to see what is “absent but implicit” in the presentation of a problem. By exploring the impact of the problem, it is possible to identify what is truly important and valuable to a person in a broader context, beyond the problem. This can help a person identify a common thread to connect his or her actions and choices throughout life. This process can help a person better understand his or her experience of life and gain personal agency for addressing problem scenarios in the future.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
It can be difficult to recognize that you are in need of help and to seek out that extra support. If you are able to acknowledge that seeking therapy could be helpful to you, it shows great strength and a true desire to make changes in your life.
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Hi, my name is Tonya. I look forward to assisting you as best I can. Please complete the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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