My Approach to Therapy
The cornerstone of my work is Evidence-Based Practice. Different therapists may subscribe to different “schools of thought” when it comes to treating psychological problems, but research shows us that not all therapies are created equal. Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) are treatments that have been used in carefully conducted, large-scale studies and have been shown to significantly reduce psychological symptoms, often for years following the end of treatment.
I combine these Evidence-Based Practices with a warm, active, and individualized approach. Therapy strategies aside, a key aspect of my work is providing a genuine, nonjudgmental, and caring environment. I want my clients to feel heard and understood every time we meet.
If you are having a tough time in your life, having trouble dealing with your emotions, or experiencing difficulty in your relationships, therapy may help you harness your inner strength and give you space to process what you’re going through. I believe that you are the expert of your life and by working together, we can improve the quality of your life and help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.
It can be difficult to choose a therapist and I am happy to talk with you on the phone or to schedule a free, brief introductory session so that we can get to know each other.
I provide individual therapy to adults for a variety of common problems and concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma recovery, relationship problems, and insomnia. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is a present-focused therapy that examines the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be contributing to the problems you’re experiencing. CBT is a short-term therapy that aims to change patterns of thinking or behaving, which can change the way you feel. CBT has been scientifically tested and has been shown to help with a variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anger problems.
I am also extensively trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, another evidence-based treatment that combines an analysis of your behaviors with mindfulness and acceptance strategies, which helps you become more psychologically flexible and more plugged in to what is important to you in your life. These tools can help you find meaning in life and get unstuck from behaviors and thoughts that are wasting your emotional energy.
These approaches give me an flexible framework and a variety of tools to help care for your specific issues and concerns.
I enjoy working with a clients from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences, including teenagers and children aged 6 years and up.