My Approach to Helping
I work with adults who are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, stress, challenging life transitions, and problematic use of alcohol and other substances. Perfectionism, damaged self-esteem and self-worth, guilt, and shame are all common confounding factors that drive our painful emotions and self-sabotaging behaviors. Together, we will identify unhelpful patterns of behavior that have you feeling stuck and identify the skills and tools necessary to bring about positive growth. Our work together can help you discover ways to effectively manage difficult emotions, expand limiting thoughts and beliefs, and find motivation for behavioral change that points toward a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
In my virtual practice, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing-Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MI-MET) as approaches to treatment. What does this mean for you? Using CBT, we will look at how shifts in behavior lead to shifts in thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. ACT helps us take effective action guided by our deepest values while acknowledging our fears and not being paralyzed by them. MI-MET allows us to identify the true, motivating, values-based “why”, increasing the likelihood of making sustainable change and experiencing positive outcomes. Working together, we will identify and practice the skills necessary to manage the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are interfering with your daily life.