Licensed Professional Counselor
Hi! I provide evidenced-based couples counseling and parenting support and interventions. I also provide individual counseling.
Practicing Since: 2017
Abe's clients are usually battling with a relationship issue(s) and are hurt, frustrated, ashamed and have tried things to overcome this or figure it out. They usually need a person to help with this. His role is to be a skilled professional and fellow traveller in supporting you to understand your experiences, organize your thoughts and feelings and move towards healthy expression and meaningful change, thus improving your relationships and view of yourself.
This therapeutic approach is based on the notion that emotions act as our internal compass, guiding our actions, informing our desires, and helping us to grow and develop healthy attachments. The focus of therapy is on the regulation of emotions in order to facilitate behavioral change, and EFT helps people gain awareness of and experience their emotions safely within a therapy session.
An attachment-based approach to therapy looks at the connection between an infant's early attachment experiences with primary caregivers, usually with parents, and the infant's ability to develop normally and ultimately form healthy emotional and physical relationships as an adult.
Abe uses Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples (EFT-C). Couples are helped to clarify their emotional reactions to each other, become more aware of their real needs, and understand how their emotional vulnerabilities are catalysts for negative cycles of conflict. Abe will guide you into creating new, positive cycles of interaction.
I provide evidenced based support for parents who are experiencing difficulty in adjusting to parenthood or in bonding with their child. Much of the time, bonding or attachment issues are experienced as behavioural problems in the child or inadequacies in the parent. My approach is to help slow down the parent and create space for them to reflect on themselves and have more understanding of the ways in which they can change or improve their experience of parenthood and their child.
I provide specific help for infants and toddlers who have been impacted by trauma or toxic stress or developmental challenges. If you are needing support in promoting your child’s optimal development or with learning to become a tuned in and emotionally available parent, I can help.
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