Lily Drofyak, LMHC
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Are you struggling with relationship or in your personal life? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns that contribute to distress and low self-esteem? Are you struggling with behaviors that you can’t understand? Is there trauma in your life that is impacting your ability to related to others? You are not alone, and you are not broken. There is different way of being, one that brings you closer to the life you want. Together we can explore thoughts and feelings that lead to behavioral patterns that no longer serve you and work toward developing habits that can bring confidence in your ability to live more fully and authentically.
My therapeutic approach to therapy, which draws from several orientations, is client-centered, based on the belief that every individual brings a unique and formative personal, family, and cultural experience. I have been influenced by Adlerian psychology, with emphasis on the healing power of the therapist-client relationship. I focus on who you are and how you experience yourself, your strengths and “growth edges”, your past and current relationship experience, and your style of relating, in addition to biological experiences on behavior and the influence of culture and society on you and your pressing concerns. I like to explore how cultural and individual factors impact our self-perception, subconsciously guiding our life experiences, and decisions we make.
Many of the challenges in clients’ lives stem from trouble within the various relationships that they are involved in. Utilizing this strength-based approach helps clients discover and utilize their own individual strengths to overcome their current challenges.
I continue to assist clients using their challenges as opportunities for change and growth. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort drawing upon strengths client already possess and building upon them. In sessions, I explore the places that you feel stuck with unresolved issues, and unhealed emotional wounds that may be keeping you from moving forward by causing distress. I strive to cultivate a way of being with clients that is welcoming, non-judgmental, and warm to nurture hope, growing and change..
Specialties and areas of focus
- Relationship difficulties
- Identity development
- Domestic violence
- Vocational difficulties
- Life transitions
- Inner child healing
- Personality disorders
Q&A with Lily
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I am a clinician who would like to figure out the root of the problem and work its way inside out
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I facilitate the process, but the sessions are led by the clients. I simply go along and guide the client.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
While validating client’s current state I push for change, honoring their pace and readiness. Helping clients see the blind spots, thought distortions, and assumptions that often go unnoticed.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would love to fly that way I can be unrestricted and soar above all the hassles and nuisances of daily life.
5.) What makes you laugh?
Being around my family, celebrating milestones, reminiscing about happy memories, looking through old photographs. Sunshine. Spending time with my pets. Funny jokes.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
My father, who died years ago.