My Approach to Helping
Living well has to do with developing the skills and tools needed to face life's challenges. I believe in an individual's ability to adapt to situations though small changes can create lasting change. I primarily work with adults and Yong adults. My approach is a combination of a self-psychology, solution focused, and CBT including Mindfulness-CBT and mindful-eating. I work with managing thoughts and emotions, particularly for anxiety and depression.
I am a certified A.R.T. therapist and use this short term intervention for trauma, social anxiety, situational anxiety, performance anxiety, loss, athletic performance or any other uncomfortable or painful memory.
I am very active in the wellness and Yoga community and present workshops on stress management mindfulness and mindful eating. I am an avid motorcyclist and work with new riders, those recovering from injuries, and those who wish to improve riding performance. Likewise I also work with Executives and sales professionals on situation specific anxiety/ apprehension and increasing performance. I work well with gifted students, university students and college bound high school juniors and seniors.
More Info About My Practice
I have four advanced degrees. I began as a therapist in 1995 and earned my Doctorate in 2007. I have worked in university counseling centers, in-patient hospitals, and residential programs and with a range of persons and concerns from gifted athletes to at risk youth. I don't provide services in Spanish or work with teens younger then 15. I am not an insurance provider. Services are fee based only. Some assistance provided as an out of network provider when seeking insurance reimbursement after services have been paid for. Office Hours are Tuesday through Thursday.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I work with individuals around finding their own solutions to life challenges. Sometimes those solutions seem out of reach as in the case of abuse, neglect, automobile and motorcycle accidents as well as combat. I am a certified Trauma Expert though the International Association of Trauma Professionals and I also certified in a neurologically based short term approach to trauma called ART. This approach is currently being studied at the University of South Florida (USF). I the clinical director for these studies including our current study using ART for the military and with Veterans> I am able to offer this treatment to my clients. I have worked with many individuals who have experienced relief through this treatment. Additional information is available on my website.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
I believe therapy helps individuals refine skills and create their own framework of how to get though situations to live well. I firmly believe in working with individuals from their own point of experience and I work comfortably with individuals of many faiths, backgrounds, and orientations. I appreciate and value differences and new experiences.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
A good match is important in therapy. Your therapist is a collaborator with you in your goals. I work with a number of professionals, business owners and independent individuals who are seeking their own solutions and not a repackaged one.