I ground my approach in two foundations: attunement and awareness. Attunement is my responsiveness to whatever you’re going through at the time; I support with compassion, curiosity about your sense of your world, and sincere questions about what’s meaningful to you. Awareness is a shared element combining observations, reflections, and ongoing discussions about whatever arises— ideas, memories, challenges, emotions, and choices. What can emerge is a way of relating to therapy and to life’s journey that has been shown to encourage self-coherence, social engagement, mindfulness, and integration.* What’s happening for you right now?

{ * As a reference for that statement about attunement and awareness in therapy, please see: Siegel, Daniel J., The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being. 1st ed., W. W. Norton, 2007. (pages 78, 172, 178, 193, & 201) }
The Mindful Brain

Chris Doorley AMFT
Chris Doorley AMFT thanks Dan Meyers for this foggy tree photo