One of the most important decisions you will make when considering psychotherapy is who you choose as your therapist. Can you be your authentic self with them? Are they nonjudgmental, open, and curious about you? Do they understand you in context?
Relationships require fairness, not necessarily equity. Fairness is cultivated in the true understanding of another’s points of view, being responsible and accountable for our own behaviors, and taking action to address past mistakes and future growth. Motivation to resolve problems is the first step...
Unique / Contextual / Systemic / Self & other / Fulfillment / Sexuality / Kink / Intimacy / Connection / Meaning / Value / Communication
Differences in personality, values, perspectives, culture, identity, creativity, and ability create deep-level diversity that promotes innovation, change, and growth. Diversity and inclusivity bring value to all our lives. Diversity is transformational.
Inclusive / Affirming / Individuality / LGBTQIA+ / Intersectional / Cultural Competence / Strength / Community / Identity
A creative spirit, openness to growth, and childlike wonder for experiences and people are fostered by a sense of calm and wellbeing. Vulnerability is a source of innovation, creativity, and change.
Burnout / Inspiration / Process / Innovation / Motivation / Exploration / Evolution / Openness / Self-discovery / Balance
“Her thought process showcases an almost literary approach to human problems, which adds much needed nuance and depth to treatment.”
John Pachankis, 2018
“Dr. Solano is amazing! I have had a handful of personal and couples therapists, and she is hands down one of the best. Incredibly smart and invested in a healthy outcome - personable to boot!”
Couples Client, 6/2020
“I went into this process terrified to talk about what I had been through and expecting nothing to change. After almost two decades this therapy has helped me so much. I still have challenges daily but I now have so many more tools to use to overcome those challenges and a new confidence in myself. This is by far the most support I have felt...”
Trauma-Focused Therapy Client, 12/2021