My Approach to Helping
My approach as a therapist is relational, yet directive. I recognize the importance of building a solid therapeutic relationship and see this as the basis for change. I work to equip clients with a toolbox of skills to navigate life’s struggles using a variety of evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I also pull upon techniques such as mindfulness and exposure therapy, which are proven to help people overcome common psychological problems in order to effectively move forward to a life worth living.
More Info About My Practice
Thriving Center of Psychology is a group practice with psychologists and mental health experts in Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles. Here at Thriving Center, our goal is to unlock your true potential and guide you to lead the life you've always wanted. Our team understands how valuable it is to find and refocus on what is truly important in your life. All of our therapists are experts in the field, We specialize in evidence-based treatments, those whose effectiveness has been proven by the most current scientific research. Our treatment approach is based on the concept that your mental health is equally as important as your physical health, and that attending to your mental health is essential for living a truly fulfilled life.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
If you're reading this, it is likely because you are taking the first step in seeking therapy. I want to acknowledge that finding the right therapist in the South Florida area can be a daunting task. It is important to feel like you click with your therapist and look forward to your sessions. My practice offers initial consultations which allows you the opportunity to "dip your toe in the water" so to speak, to decide if I am a good fit for you.
My approach as a therapist is first and foremost about creating a safe and comfortable space for you. I value the relationships I build with my clients and enjoy getting to know your story. Each client's experience in therapy is different. I individualize treatment based on your unique circumstances and life goals. You can expect to learn more about emotions, build awareness of your emotional experience and enhance communication skills. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and utilize mindfulness and relaxation with most clients.
I am a certified eating disorder specialist and have extensive experience in treating females and males of all ages struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. I am knowledgeable on the HAES approach and utilize this in my work with my clients.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is a way to gain control of your life in a way that is difficult to do on your own. It gives you the space each week to take a moment and reflect on where you have been and where you want to go. Therapy can help you become who you truly want to be and become the best version of yourself.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Historically, there has been much stigma around seeking therapy. You may have believed that therapy was only for the mentally ill. Maybe you have thought, "my problems are not that bad" or "I can handle it on my own". Now more than ever, therapy is becoming a widely accepted medical treatment to not only help people understand their emotions, but also respond differently to them. I like to compare emotional struggles to catching a cold. If you have a cold you would likely go to your doctor. Just as everyone gets a cold every once in a while, most people have trouble with emotions at some point in their lives. Neglecting your emotions only causes symptoms to worsen. Seeking therapy is not only for mentally ill people. It is for everyone, because emotions are a universal experience and everyone has difficult moments in life.