I ground my approach in two foundations: attunement and awareness. Attunement is my responsiveness which I support with compassion, sincerity and a curiosity about your sense of things. Awareness is a shared element comprising observations, acknowledgements, and ongoing discussions about whatever arises— thoughts, challenges, emotions, and change. From these, what can emerge is a way of relating to therapy and to life’s challenges that has been shown to encourage self-coherence, social engagement, mindfulness, and integration.* I’m curious to hear what’s happening for you right now.

{ * As a reference for that statement, 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