Abstract Background

SERVICES

Issues Treated

  • Goal-Setting

  • Self-Defeating Thoughts

  • Defense Mechanisms

  • Self-Awareness

  • Self-Care / Self-Esteem

  • Family-of-Origin Issues

  • Shame

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Marriage and Family Conflict

  • Love Addiction

  • Love Avoidance

  • Co-Dependency

  • Identity Issues

  • ADHD

  • School Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Emotional Disturbances

  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Control Issues

  • Adoption

  • Spirituality

  • Change False Beliefs

  • Assertiveness

  • Boundary Setting

  • Divorce

  • Eating Disorders

AND OTHER LIFE CHALLENGES

OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety. Cognitive behavior therapy is generally short-term and focused on helping clients deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions.

Mindfulness Based Therapy

The focus is on increasing our awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and actions that hinder our progress. When we are better able to do that, we can engage with those aspects of ourselves, learn to tweak our language, and choose how to respond. The model suggests mental health may be dependent on a person's ability to detach from one mode and move between other modes, based on what is present in the environment to promote lasting change.

Attachment Focused Therapy

Attachment-based therapy is a brief, process-oriented form of psychological counseling. The client-therapist relationship is based on developing or rebuilding trust and centers on expressing emotions. An attachment-based approach to therapy looks at the connection between an infant’s early attachment experiences with primary caregivers, usually with parents, and the infant’s ability to develop normally and ultimately form healthy emotional and physical relationships as an adult. Attachment-based therapy aims to build or rebuild a trusting, supportive relationship that will help prevent or treat anxiety or depression.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

An approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. Focus is on three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts and are designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals.

Trauma Model Therapy

The Trauma Model was developed by Colin Ross and recognizes that human personality is composed of different elements that shape individual thought and behavior. Unresolved trauma interrupts this normal psychological structure, resulting in unhealthy fragmentation of thought, feeling, memory and perception.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.

Person-Centered Therapy

Utilizes a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy that helps you identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the rationality of those feelings, and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs. REBT focuses mostly on the present time to help you understand how unhealthy thoughts and beliefs create emotional distress which, in turn, leads to unhealthy actions and behaviors that interfere with your current life goals. Once identified and understood, negative thoughts and actions can be changed and replaced with more positive and productive behavior, allowing you to develop more successful personal and professional relationships.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Unlike traditional forms of therapy that take time to analyze problems, pathology and past life events, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring one’s hope for the future to find quicker resolution of one’s problems. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions.

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Compassion-focused therapy aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being. Its development may often have the benefit of improved mental and emotional health. This type of therapy involves letting go of self blame for having such negative thoughts. We can then choose not just to generate new thought patterns and generate certain emotions that can help us to create kindness and understanding.

ADHD Treatment

Treatment for ADHD addresses executive functioning weaknesses that may make it difficult for you or your child to excel academically or professionally. This includes targeting difficulties with time management, organization, planning ahead, paying attention, and decision-making. I take a strength-based approach to addressing challenges, which focuses on improving your confidence and identifying and building on your strengths.