My approach to the work I do is about enhancing the future for personal growth and thriving instead of trying to work on fixing the past and old hurts. I focus on my clients' present circumstances and guide them to change things in the future, so we'll talk about your past (e.g. your childhood) as little as necessary and only to the extent that is helpful. My priority is to work with you to find strategies that will put you in the best possible position to change as soon as possible by making slightly better decisions each day and achieve the goals you set for yourself. Working with me also involves homework assignments and skills training. I will be honest with you as to how long I think it might take for you to see results. In cases, change can happen rapidly, and we need to work on helping you maintain that change. In other cases, it requires a longer process, which may involve times when things may not go as planned, but I'll be there to help you get through those phases. However, it is important to remember that change won't happen TO you. This is not something that I can do for you. I wish that was the case, but change will only happen as a result of your active engagement and commitment to the process.