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Personal Growth and Issues of Meaning

Some of those who consult a psychotherapist are not seeking help for a condition or disorder, but are instead interested in issues of personal growth, exploration of meaning or increased consciousness. Others who do initially come for relief from a disorder later discover aspects of themselves of which they were not previously aware and want to continue that process of discovery. While I will never lead the latter into this kind of endeavor,  I am always happy to assist those who request it.  In both of these cases my approach does not utilize a ‘disease model’ but uses the science of psychology and practical traditions to assist the client in becoming more aware. Learning to see our self more objectively, noticing the on-going flow of associations in our mind and intentionally directing our attention more of the time can lead to unexpected and gratifying experiences and change how we see and relate to others.

Learning to see our self more objectively, noticing the on-going flow of associations in our mind and intentionally directing our attention more of the time can lead to unexpected and gratifying experiences and change how we see and relate to others.