I realize that no two people are the same and as such, I tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or any other issue, I will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths, and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way. I work with you to develop a treatment plan that is designed to meet your unique needs. I offer treatment that is empirically based and grounded in science. Throughout our work together, we continually monitor change to ensure that therapy stays useful and effective over time; we will adapt the treatment plan as needed.
In most therapy sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. CBT is an evidence-based, time limited, and goal-oriented therapy. In research, it has been shown to be effective for a wide range of problems including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, chronic pain, weight loss, and insomnia. Many studies have shown that engaging in CBT can lead to significant improvements in functioning and quality of life. It has been shown to be as effective, or more effective, than many other forms of psychotherapy.
CBT is based on the theory that much of what upsets us is due to negative thinking patterns and our perceptions of events and situations. The way we perceive a situation is more closely related to our reaction than the situation itself. Thus, an important part of CBT is helping you identify and change your unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. By doing so, you will likely experience an improvement in how you feel and function.
I take a collaborative approach with my clients and will work with you to identify your goals and set a treatment plan. In addition to CBT, I often incorporate other strategies including problem-solving techniques, motivational interviewing to enhance your motivation to change, and mindfulness which an be particularly helpful for managing stressful situation.