I believe therapy should be enjoyable, fast-paced and inspiring. Every single session should serve as an opportunity for self-discovery, change and growth . . . thus I strive to make something special happen each time we meet. I form a strong partnership with my clients and serve as a gentle guide along the way.
In my view, relationships are the cornerstone of happiness and success, and are important considerations in treatment. Thus, I focus on relationships. I enjoy helping my clients build great relationships, improve faulty relationships, and explore research-based techniques for increasing happiness and well being in all their social interactions. I try to make our conversations meaningful and liberating. I will help you to find the answers to your questions, solutions to your problems and assist you in uncovering an optimistic and creative route through the maze of life’s challenges.
Theoretically, I tend to be an eclectic interventionist, often relying on a cognitive behavioral approach, and following the precepts of brief and strategic family therapy.
My first love is working with the family, and helping to build a strong foundation for the success of each family member. And I enjoy working with kids, especially teenagers, and couples. I love helping people of all ages to find greater meaning in life and solve their personal and relationship problems. I use principles of Ericksonian hypnotherapy to help individuals suffering from trauma, stress and painful life experiences. I assist those who are recovering from grief and loss, and work with Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers and families.
It is my belief that couples should enjoy counseling, and find delight in facing their issues. There is no reason marital work should be conflict-riddled, angry and stressful. My approach with couples is to work from a position of strength and, in a spirit of good humor and playfulness, to assist in designing improved and joyful relationships. I do not see therapy as a place to argue and complain, but to explore options, find solutions and new opportunities for love within the confines of the existing relationship.
Many people treat children and adolescents like miniature adults. And therapy ends up being boring or trite . . . or an exercise in mental drudgery! Kids are different, and they deserve to have developmentally appropriate therapy designed for them. I have always tried to create an imaginative and playful environment in which to see kids, honoring their uniqueness and special attributes and qualities.
In essence, I try to make therapy a journey of learning, discovery and healing. I honor my clients and strive to assist them in reaching their goals and dreams. My aim is to make the therapeutic path an unforgettable one . . . a path of purpose, celebration and inquiry. And one that leads to lasting desired change.
Whether you’re interested in therapy, coaching, clinical supervision or training, feel free to send me a message or give me a call.
The Hamon Group, LLC
Hamburg Business Center
2716 Old Rosebud Road
Lexington, KY 40509-8003
I’ll be happy to answer your questions. My goal is to give all my clients the red carpet treatment, and to make our work together extremely beneficial and rewarding.