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Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations. -- Alfred Adler


Dr. King is trained in a variety of approaches to psychotherapy (Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioural, Existential, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Rational Emotive, and Solution-Focused).  Dr. King has also pursued training in Couples Therapy, including Gottman Marital Therapy, and Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. All in all, however, Dr. King considers himself a Classical Adlerian Analyst, who attempts to capture the absolute uniqueness of each individual. He then focuses on integrating what is known from empirical research in psychology and translates it into practice.


In essence, Dr. King utilizes a values oriented psychology that is more than a collection of techniques. It is a commitment to a way of being that envisions human beings as capable of profound cooperation in living together and striving for self-improvement, self-fulfillment, and contribution to the common welfare.


He approaches each client with abundant curiosity in an effort to understand and appreciate their uniqueness as a creative human being, capable of directing their own process to psychological well being. He assumes the role of a benevolent detective constantly searching for the resources and strengths each individual invariably possesses. He models a basic respect, acceptance and concern for the person and the situation(s) in life they find themselves in.  Drawing upon his experience, he guides a Socratic dialogue, which embodies the relationship of equals searching for knowledge and insight in a gentle, diplomatic, and respectful style. The approach is therefore optimistic and inspiring, and balances the equally important needs for individual optimal development and social responsibility. The end result is to facilitate movement toward a greater sense of feeling at home on this earth.