My Approach to Helping
I will work with you to focus on your goals and you will be an active partner in treatment. There are simple tools that can be learned to manage unwanted symptoms. These tools can help a person find relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and many other difficulties. My goal is to assist you in gaining the tools you need to manage your thoughts and emotions. I focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy in my practice. Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps a person become more aware of their thoughts and feelings. As a person increases in this awareness, they are able to challenge unhelpful thoughts to better manage their mood. Feel free to reach out to me and we can start working on your goals.
More Info About My Practice
I work with couples to assist in relationship counseling from a CBT perspective.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
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How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can help a person learn to organize and manage their thoughts and feelings. As a person learns to manage their thoughts and emotions they are able to set goals for themselves. After a person begins to achieve goals in their emotional life, they realize they can apply the same strategies to other areas. There is relief from symptoms with therapy. You can learn simple tools to manage difficult situations and emotions.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I practice Cognitive Behavior Therapy in my practice. CBT is helpful to people because it uses simple tools to help the person learn how to manage emotions and actions. CBT is an evidenced base form of counseling. CBT is the most researched form of counseling. Many people find relief using the tools of CBT.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to empower the person to attain the goals they set. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy to give the person the tools necessary to manage unhelpful thoughts and emotions. My aim is to assist the person in being their own therapist with CBT. Many people find relief from symptoms and are able to use the skills of CBT for a lifetime!
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I know that it can be difficult coming to therapy for the first time. Many people feel anxious or worried about talking to a stranger about difficult issues. Many people find immediate relief after the first session because they no longer feel that they are alone in their situation. Please let me know of any concerns you have with coming to therapy.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Many people are able to see results in the first six sessions with CBT. The duration of therapy depends on the individuals goals. Most people start therapy with once a week visits and depending on the situation may start coming in every other week. My goal is assist you in becoming your own therapist, not for you to remain in therapy for a long time.