My approach to counseling can be called Rogerian, named after Carl Rogers, who pioneered the conscious use of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and being genuine in any relationship, as three primary conditions needed for adjustment, growth, and self-healing for another person. In counseling, I also make use of Jungian principles, or those of Carl Jung, who really believed in our untapped and unknown potential in the form of the unconscious, an area of ourselves which gives us clues on how to proceed and what to do next in life, allowing us to proceed with greater self-understanding, for natural healing and self-direction to occur.
Narrative exposure therapy makes use of Rogers' core conditions for therapeutic change, and allows one to revisit traumatic events of the past, reliving the memories so they are put back into the proper place in one's life. I have seen this be a powerful way to transform, to reinvestigate and experience what has happened for an even better understanding of oneself and the event than before, for more peace with what has happened as well.
Supervisor: Jennifer Coleman, LPC MO License #2002026437