I am trained as a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) therapist. I’ve been managing my own private practice for 4 years, where I got the chance to work with adolescents, adults and couples. I think that the alliance between the patient and the therapist is pivotal, thus I focus on my first sessions to build up that alliance, based on trust.
The psychological problems I worked with are diverse, and I make use of an eclectic approach while doing therapy, making use of diverse techniques from DBT, schema therapy, classic CBT, humanistic, ACT, to name a few.
In a metaphorical way, think of me as a trainer, who will train you with everything he knows best, to make sure you are going to play a really good match, but in the end, you, the patient, will be the one who will play the match, as I cannot join you in the court.
The best outcome that I can hope for is when my patients need me no longer, when they are capable to manage their emotional and mental states by themselves, without needing input from me, because this is the ultimate proof of autonomy and resilience.