My Approach to Helping
I offer evidence-based, client centered, treatments delivered with compassion, humor and intelligence. My job satisfaction comes from seeing large changes in my clients over a short period of time. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and include elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Art Therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychosocial intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health. Guided by empirical research, CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation.
I firmly believe that best results are obtained by treating the whole person and that may include thoughts, emotions, behaviors and environmental issues such as job and relationships.
I am very good at developing a therapeutic rapport with my clients and motivating them for treatment. I have many years experience delivering intensive family therapy to families at risk and treating adults for Depression and Anxiety.