With my clinical training and a strong, trusting therapeutic bond, together we will move forward to meet your needs and your goals. Often these areas touch on sadness/depression, frustration/anger, anxiety/panic, intrusive/distressing thoughts or trauma/PTSD. I specialize in a number of practices proven to work.
I start with a strength-based perspective. This means that I view my clients as resilient and resourceful. Together we will uncover your inherent strengths, which you might not recognize at first, but that you can come to rely on as you get to know what they are.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT focuses on your thoughts, feelings and actions, and how they are interconnected. If you can change one of them, then they all change. Your thoughts and feelings might change if you go out for a walk on a sunny day, instead of sitting on a couch with the blinds closed. Changing a negative thought about yourself might positively impact how you feel and act. I will not judge you or your experience, while helping you to uncover healthier ways to look at things.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT combines CBT and mindfulness. DBT, like CBT, is an evidence-based practice, meaning that there is research supporting its methods and efficacy. We will learn what mindfulness is, and how and why to use it. We will practice DBT skills together, so that you become fluent in which skills work most effectively in helping you to tolerate distress, regulate emotions and navigate relationships. The therapy is focused on acceptance and change, because you first need to truly accept (what is or has been) before you can make a change.
Additionally, I use a variety of therapies for specific issues, such as trauma, grief/loss, sleep, chronic pain and substance use, among others.