Sometimes people just need to talk, and therapy can be a place to explore your thinking and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental space with someone who is only there with your healing and growth in mind. Other times, more is needed to understand the patterns that drive you and keep you from living the most meaningful and fulfilling life possible.
My approach is an intersection of both - I enjoy giving clients a place to realize and express their inner experiences in a way that promotes change and expanding awareness of themselves and their lives. I also believe in using the most current and well researched understanding of modern psychology and therapy to help people move from a place of suffering and stuckness toward a life filled with meaning and self-love.
In doing so, I use the best elements of the most effective tools available for healing. These include third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies and other models such as:
Schema Therapy, which is an exploration of the patterns of core beliefs and automatic thinking that define how we judge ourselves, other people, and the world, and brings greater awareness of how we exist in our day to day lives.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which involves identifying and clarifying a person's core values and the things that give them meaning and purpose in life, and designing specific strategies for chasing those values with committed action.
Internal Family Systems, which is the recognition that we all have a multitude of parts and personalities within us, all of which are triggered in different conditions and interactions with different people, and are separated into protective parts and wounded parts that can ultimately be unburdened from the roles and wounds they carry and lead to healing, acceptance, and self-compassion.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is both a physical and psychological technique for clearing negative beliefs and past traumas from the brain and body, and promotes an integration of the whole system through a step-by-step process where the brain is encouraged to engage in its natural ability to heal.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LCSW-39449 (Expires: 2022-04-09)