After clarifying your goals for therapy, we will work together to build the right care plan for you. My goal is to offer you tools that are tailor-made for you and your unique circumstances. We will work together using our relationship and a combination of evidence-based treatment methods to help you to move forward in your life in the way that is right for you.
Mindfulness is evidence-based and is a key component to any successful therapy. Mindfulness is the practice and cultivation of the present awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Many of us go through life on autopilot, and mindfulness helps us to slow down enough to understand those automatic processes, and ultimately make more intentional choices in our lives. We will use mindfulness to better understand yourself as well as keep you present when you find yourself racing ahead to the future or stuck in the past.
REBT is an evidence-based approach of which the goal is to help you to address the self-defeating thoughts and feelings that are interfering with your life. Using REBT, we will work to help you understand how these unhealthy thoughts are interfering and creating the emotional distress in your life and find ways of replacing them with more healthy ways of thinking.
An integrative approach means that we will use a variety of techniques, skills, and approaches to help you reach your goals. There is no one style that will fit for everyone, and that is reflected in my flexible and integrative approach. My philosophy is to acknowledge that you are the expert on your own life. In line with that thinking, I will make recommendations for you of evidence-based treatments based on my own clinical judgment; and then I will look to you to see what you are comfortable with and open to, based on your own knowledge of yourself.
The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to increase your insight and self-awareness into the thoughts and beliefs you hold about yourself, others, and the world. We will use that insight to help understand how these thoughts and beliefs have impacted you in all areas of your life. This approach looks at the complete picture of who you are, instead of focusing on any one problem behavior or symptom.
CBT is an evidence-based method that focuses on the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This feedback loop often keeps people trapped in unhelpful thinking patterns or feelings. Most people come in to therapy to feel differently, and CBT helps to do this by changing the thoughts and behaviors that are reinforcing that feeling.
The Gottman Method is a scientifically-based approach to couples therapy. The mission of The Gottman Institute is to help couples and families create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. The Gottman Method can predict with over 90% accuracy which couples will get a divorce. Given that high level of accuracy, they have also been to able to determine which specific skills couples need to work on to improve their relationship. Changing those negative behaviors that predict divorce to more positive behaviors that predict success can significantly change the course of your relationship for the better.