David Jinright, LCSW
Most clients describe me as extremely "down-to-earth" and "genuine". When I first started, over 20 years ago, I was more like the therapists in the movies; sitting quietly and occasionally asking "how does that make you feel".
As I've grown over the years, I've just learned to be much more myself; both in how I show concern, as well as how I speak. I think therapy works the best as a collaborative effort, with everyone in the room engaging the process as authentically as they can (and that includes the therapist).
Couple's therapy is a passion of mine, as relationships strike at the core who we are and how we learn about ourselves. Anytime we're triggered by our partner, despite being painful, it's a road map to what we still need to heal.
Having been trained in the Gottman Method as well as Internal Family Systems, I utilize different approaches for different clients (as I don't always believe in a "one size fits all" method). No matter the type of model I use, I always stay curious about what keeps change elusive.
Most couples say they need to learn better communication skills, but until we learn about the parts of us that won't use the skills we have, then it won't matter what communication skills we have in our back pocket.
That effort requires a deeper level of work, but it also brings a deeper (and more sustaining) level of change. Let me know if you'd like to set up a free 15-minute consultation and I can walk you through the process of getting started.