My Approach and Specialization 

The therapeutic relationship is one of the leading proponents of change in the work that we do. Yes, concrete tools are necessary, but without the solid relationship foundation, the tools are not as impactful to the therapy process. I view the therapeutic relationship as an opportunity for us to examine a relationship closely in order to associate what happens between us to patterns/tendencies that occur for you elsewhere in other settings. In my approach to treatment, I am authentic, insight oriented, understanding, and non-judgmental. I take a collaborative approach in helping you rediscover yourself and gain a better understanding of your experiences on both a cognitive and emotional level. We will work together to put our insight and curiosity into action by slowly shifting deeply engrained patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you. Doing so will allow us to make space for new shifts to unfold and the reduction of distressing symptoms that are preventing you from thriving in life.

My views are holistic in that I believe a multitude of various factors impact our overall wellbeing and therefore need to be examined. This includes how we nourish ourselves, movement, spiritual beliefs and practices, social connections, biological factors, creative outlets, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Humans are so complex and dynamic that no single approach is going to suit every healing process. This is why I draw from a variety of different modalities including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-based approaches. I pride myself in my curiosity and honoring of various cultural backgrounds and practices. You are the expert in yourself and I am here to learn alongside of you and get curious about what you bring into our sessions.

I Have Experience Working With 

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Loss of Self/Identity 

  • Parenting Concerns

  • Domestic Violence

  • Overwhelm/Stress 

  • Trauma

  • Relational Issues

  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

© 2019 Konul Surofchy, M.S., LMFT 115294