My Approach to Helping
I strive to understand my clients and what is preventing them from living the best life possible. I have provided therapeutic treatment for over 20 years to clients with a myriad of emotional, behavioral, andor cognitive issues. I employ techniques to assist people in increasing their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply to help avoid undesired reactions. You are the expert on yourself. So let's work together to understand what your strengths are and how to build skills to change behaviors that aren't serving you.
I am trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT adapts CBT to assist patients in managing stress. I have found my training invaluable in assisting clients to achieving their goals.
We all have the need to be heard, understood, and acknowledged. Not feeling like we are is so often the cause of emotional distress. I believe there is nothing more important than understanding and validating emotions in relationships. That is what I endeavor to do always.