A POWERFUL RELATIONSHIP
Meaningful therapeutic experiences depend on the powerful interpersonal relationship between the client and clinician. This is one of the many reasons that our therapeutic alliance will be an early priority in our work together. A deep and meaningful connection propels our efforts toward your goals.
EXPLORING INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS
I believe passionately that our work in therapy can create new or renewed harmony between forces that may appear contradictory. Some people may experience conflict between seemingly opposing internal desires or drives. This can often be conceptualized by internal light and dark features of the psyche. A favorite quote, by the essayist Ben Loory, sums up beautifully an experience that I strive to facilitate for my clients; "Once there was a man who was afraid of his shadow. Then he met it. Now he glows in the dark." We will work toward your own unique illumination.
A GOAL OF THERAPY IS TO LEAVE THERAPY
We will talk about your lived experiences, your relationships, your therapeutic goals and your struggles; while consistently prioritizing your specific objectives for therapy. Whether it is six months or six years, a goal of therapy is for you to successfully transition out of the therapeutic setting. We will know when the time is right. We will work together to create a meaningful conclusion of our work together.
ANDREW MERRELL, LMFT Founder, Aim Psychotherapy
Andrew Merrell LMFT #102724 is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, 90212 specializing in men's issues and male identity.