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Treatment Approach

Specializing in Anxiety, Mood, Behavior, Trauma, and Family Issues means that I am a strong CBT clinician.

CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to understand why we think feel and behave the way that we do. Through this process of gaining understanding and insight we work to make changes to improve maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

In addition, it is a strength area of mine to address overwhelming emotional reactions and or behaviors in regards to frequency or intensity. In other words, crisis. Often this develops when there is a situational occurrence in regards to a trauma (that is not always the reason, as biology and hormones play a major role as well). In these cases, I utilize a combination of CBT, Behavior Modification, DBT, Crisis Intervention, Anger Management, Grief Therapy, Systematic Desensitization, Mindfulness, and Relaxation Techniques to help reduce distress, improve behavior, and restore a healthy level of functioning that has been impaired.

Values shared in my practice include : effective communication, realistic expectations, useful coping skills, healthy lifestyle choices, and good decision making. This is accomplished by assessing the level of functioning, utilizing strengths, gaining self awareness, identifying underlying issues, creating and achieving goals, and ultimately finding satisfaction and success in work, school, relationships, and life.

The bottom line in therapy with me is to figure out what is impeding your functioning and then to find and implement a solution or solutions to improve or fix it. Therapy doesn’t cure, it treats.

My psychodynamic approach allows me to adapt, pull from, and implement a variety of treatment styles to ensure client needs are met. While most people will come in with one or two presenting or pressing issues or concerns, it is common and likely that additional and underlying topics eventually come up as well. For these reasons, I am well prepared to provide a range of effective treatment modalities.


A comprehensive list of treatment modalities

I implement as needed include:

Anger Management

Attachment Therapy

Behavior Therapy/ Behavior Modification

Brief Dynamic Therapy

Cognitive Therapy

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Conflict Resolution

Couples Therapy

Crisis Intervention

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

Dream Analysis / Dreamwork

EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)

Exposure Therapy / Systematic Desensitization

Family Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Grief Therapy

Group Therapy

Guided Imagery

Health Psychology

Humanistic Therapy

Hypnosis

Interpersonal Therapy

Mindfulness

Object Relations

Parent Work

Person Centered Therapy

Play Therapy

Positive Psychology with Strengths Based Approach

Psychoanalysis (modern approach)

Reality Therapy

Relaxation Techniques

Therapies and other services I have referred clients

to receive in addition to our work together include:

Psychiatric Medication

Neurological Testing

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

Biofeedback

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

Equine Therapy

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

In and Out Patient Substance Abuse

In Patient Mental Health Hospitalization

Chiropractic

Acupuncture

Massage

Meditation

Yoga

Dance

Art Class (drawing, painting, pottery)

Martial Arts