Philosophy

In order to provide the most effective results for my clients, I approach therapy on an individual basis, utilizing different theories and techniques depending on the particular needs of each client. I believe in always remaining a student in my field, so that I can stay current on new scientific, medical, and practical developments that may benefit my clients. 

My approaches to therapy include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Educating and building life skills necessary to modify one’s thought processes, behavior, and emotional responses

Positive Psychology

Emphasizes building one’s strengths and potential rather than “fixing” their weaknesses 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Also a cognitive-behavior model of psychotherapy; combining acceptance and mindfulness strategies with behavior-change strategies

Schema Therapy

Combines a number of approaches including CBT; determining how one’s current psychological state was affected by how basic emotional needs were met and bonds were formed as a child 

Coaching

Practical strategies to help with the challenges of day-to-day life, combined with accountability in an encouraging atmosphere