Research supports the idea that a positive relationship between the client and the therapist is one of the best predictors of a positive outcome for clients. It has also been found that positive outcomes are correlated with how often the therapist checks in with clients to see how they are doing with the therapy at various points in treatment. I believe in this research, and use it to build a healthy positive relationship with my clients. I like to touch base on a regular basis to ensure that you — the client — are getting the most out of therapy.
I attempt to provide an atmosphere of safety and comfort. I am aware of multicultural and diversity issues, and am sensitive to stigmatized social identities of gender, race, sexual orientations, class, disabilities, religion, and age.