MY CLINICAL APPROACH
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
I have a wealth of experience working with adults, teenagers, children, and families. I have helped many clients living with and/or experiencing overwhelming depression, anxiety, ADHD, interpersonal relationship issues, parenting problems, low self-esteem, and difficulty managing anger. Currently, my work is focused on diagnosis and treatment for adults (at least 18 years old) living with an anxiety disorder, mood disorder, or experiencing intimate partner violence. If your symptoms do not support such a diagnosis, I will suggest that you locate another provider of your choice. I do not see individuals less than 18 years old age, at this time.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. You are not a diagnosis! I provide clients with a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, supportive, objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental.
I believe that therapy offers clients an opportunity to develop insight, acceptance, and initiate change. It takes courage to ask for help. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to empower you.
MY THEORETICAL APPROACH
Psychotherapy is a professional relationship that involves lots of talking, however the content is explored through the lense of a theoretical orientation. There are a variety of theoretical orientations that include, but are not limited to, dialectical behavior therapy, psychoanalysis, family systems, attachment theory, and cognitive behavior therapy. My sessions focus on the use of the latter.
Cognitive behavior therapy explores problems at the basis of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Therapy helps clients to identify their thought patterns, emotional responses, and behavioral reactions. Thought patterns are examined to identify, challenge, and restructure irrational beliefs, in order to make them more objective and realistic. This can have the effect of improving overall mood, the ability to problem-solve, and demonstrate healthy behavioral reactions.