Increase understanding of your mind and emotions:
Learn practices and perspectives from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and ego state approaches that can help you to step back from overwhelming mental chatter, evaluate ineffective thinking patterns and cope with difficult emotions.
Reprocess trauma and restructure distorted core beliefs:
Uncover psychological wounds and participate in the process of healing with the aid of therapeutic interventions like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Engage wholeheartedly with your life:
With increased clarity and a more grounded connection with the present moment you can begin cultivating new habits of action coming from a place of curiosity, creativity, courage and genuineness, in the service of living a fuller life inspired by your spiritual values.
My use of evidence-based practices includes:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Ego State approaches
Mindfulness based strategies
My therapeutic approach is eclectic, integrating several therapy modalities within a client centered framework:
I am a strong believer that therapy like life requires a fair degree of willingness, open mindedness and active participation.
I take what is known as a bio-psycho-social perspective when assessing for mental health conditions during the first few sessions with a client. Once it has been identified that my services would be an appropriate fit for your situation, we would develop further clarity regarding your desired treatment direction and collaborate on goal creation. Using appropriate interventions from CBT, ACT, Ego-State and mindfulness-based modalities, we would then help aid in the development your “Psychological Flexibility”. These approaches can help aid in the defusing from or restructuring of negative thought processes, coping with emotional disturbances and changing ineffective behaviors while helping to cultivate a more grounded approach to living; one rooted in, and in the service of, your core values and principles. Should we identify that there are more deeply rooted psychological barriers that are contributing to your distress due to trauma or early attachment ruptures, we can address these with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
These therapy approaches require varying degrees of client participation both in and out of session for them to be of any significant benefit, though as you develop your familiarity with them, they can become like "second nature".