Brock Caffee, LCMFT
Individual and Family Therapist in Lawrence, Kansas
A Little About Therapy
Not all therapy is the same, so it is a good idea to get some idea of how your therapist practices. While this should not require you to know all there is to know about therapy, you might begin to develop some understanding of how well you will work together.
I founded my practice with the strong belief that I make myself as available as possible to those interested in overcoming challenges, and especially those seeking therapy, as a first step. A phone call to me is not the "wrong decision", even if we do not get to work together for more than a first call. I truly believe that finding the right therapist is of incredible importance. There is a significant body of research supporting the idea that a strong therapy relationship can predict successful outcomes. That knowledge inspires me to work hard to be welcoming and to understand my prospective client, so I can either be the right person or help them find their way in our community.
My therapy practice is about helping clients understand our world, relationships, and themselves. Good therapy helps people to adapt to life and struggles. Often this comes with insight, sometimes by new experience, but always with kind and compassionate support as clients explore their lives. By spending some time attending to experiences with curiosity and sensitivity we can begin more effectively adapt because we can see what is affecting us more clearly.
In life outside therapy, we don't always get the time or have what is necessary to explore our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences fully. Our nature as humans is complex and deserves a lot of careful attention. It is very easy to misunderstand what is going on an what might be done about it. This is one reason why some problems may seem unsolvable or emotional pain unbearable. It may also be that we have difficulty finding out what is changeable and what must be coped with over time. Therapy can help you outline those distinctions.
I strive to understand my clients need in a holistic manner, as I listen carefully to their needs, and work hard at forming a collaborative partnership. I tend to work with clients using an approach that allows me to help clients discover solutions they have within themselves and have either forgotten or dismissed as irrelevant for one reason or another.
I am adaptive in my approach and have training and experience that allows me to comfortably work within a variety of areas, including attachment, grief & loss, trauma, divorce, parenting, teen issues, parent-child separation, anger, substance use, coping with substance users, helping those who don't want help, interpersonal boundaries, couples issues, depression, guilt, anxiety, and others...
When it comes to your concerns we can combine our experiences to develop ideas that can be employed to break patterns. No matter what challenges we face as we work together, when you are the client, It is important to me that we work toward YOUR GOALS to reduce distress in whatever form it takes.
I have over a decade of experience in counseling and mental health, which has afforded me the wonderful opportunity to work with a wide variety of people and situations. I work with clients individually, as couples, in small family groups, or in large groups.
Thank you for your interest!