Narrative therapy offers a paradigm shift from the medical model which can often leave people feeling powerless over their diagnoses.  This change in perspective is made possible by narrative's foundational premise that separates people from their problems rather than ascribing labels that can be shaming.  As I get to know my clients, I listen for their values and dreams, which have more often than not been cast aside from consciousness by generalized labels and normative ways of evaluating and measuring the self.  I find that there is a world of possibility that lives in people's histories and life experiences.  My intention is to attend to multi-faceted conversations that allow people to tell their stories, thereby expanding the way they see themselves and clarifying both what they stand for and how they choose to navigate through the world.