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In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help them attain the personal growth they’re striving for. I work with individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.

I know that clients want to see progress even though it may be incremental. Therefore, I provide for a collaborative structure, plan and goals that allow clients to see progress every week. I provide resources, homework, and education to my clients to help them in the process of self-discovery and addressing relationship issues. I help clients to find solutions to solvable problems and develop coping skills to address issues that are harder to solve.

Individual Counseling

I use a collaborative and non judgmental approach to help individuals address unproductive/negative thoughts, improve coping and communication skills, improve self-acceptance and gain valuable insights about themselves.

This approach can help with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger/stress management, relationship issues and more. The goal is to help individuals find happiness with themselves and with others.

IFS

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an approach to psychotherapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system. These sub-personalities consist of wounded parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame, and parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain of the wounded parts. The sub-personalities are often in conflict with each other and with one’s core Self, a concept that describes the confident, compassionate, whole person that is at the core of every individual. IFS focuses on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the Self.

More info:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/internal-family-systems-therapy

Brainspotting

Brainspotting is a technique that was developed by David Grand, Ph.D. The technique itself has roots in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that helps to alleviate symptoms caused by traumatic memories.

Brainspotting provides a neurobiological tool for accessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of somatic and emotionally-based conditions. It seems that Brainspotting acts as a stimulant to the body’s own natural ability to heal itself from trauma. Brainspotting has also been shown to help reduce physical pain and tension caused by physical symptoms.

More info:

http://brainspotting.com/

ERP

Learning to gradually face your fears is one of the most effective ways to break the OCD cycle. For OCD, the technique for facing fears is called exposure and response prevention (ERP).

ERP is done by:

  • Exposing (E)yourself to situations that bring on obsessions (triggers)
  • Not engaging in the unhelpful coping strategies that include compulsions or rituals, and avoidance (Ritual Prevention- RP)

More info:

https://www.anxietybc.com/adults/exposure-therapy-ocd-erp

 

Couples & Family Counseling

Gottman Method

The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy combines the knowledge and wisdom of more than three decades of Gottman research and clinical practice. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships.

More info:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/the-gottman-method

EFT

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. The therapist and clients look at patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction.

More Info:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/emotionally-focused-therapy

SYMBIS Assessment

Saving your marriage before it starts (SYMBIS)  is an award winning book and most widely used assessment to help strengthen your marriage. The real life experience of Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott has helped their assessment to be successful. The assessment reviews six areas that can cause friction in your marriage. The areas evaluated include your money methods, your personalities, your love life, your fight types, your talk styles, and your deepest longings. It has proven to be very effective in reducing divorce by 31%. As a facilitator, we administer the assessment and review the information with you.

More info:

https://www.symbis.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my main approaches is Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), which is used to help individuals address irrational thoughts, improve coping skills, improve self-acceptance and gain valuable insights about themselves. This approach can help with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger/stress management, relationship issues, and more. The goal is to help individuals find happiness with themselves and with others.The other main approach I use is the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, which combines the knowledge and wisdom of more than three decades of Gottman research and clinical practice. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it helps couples break through barriers achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. The Gottman Method is also used with families and parenting issues quite effectively.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used to address irrational thoughts, improve coping skills, learn life skills, increase self- acceptance and address behavioral issues.

Family counseling can help the healing process by addressing difficult emotions and challenges within an environment of emotional safety. Family counseling can benefit all members of the family by helping them learn new communication, relationship, and coping skills. A strategic and solution focused approach is used to examine the roles each person plays in the family and how they each can contribute to desired change.