Since I began treating patients in 2016, my approach to therapy has always been one of meeting every patient where they are. Sometimes we know we want something to change but we aren't sure what it is or where to start. My approach to therapy is one where we move at your pace, uncover your goals for treatment together, and meet you at whatever stage of the process you are ready for.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates a number of well known therapy methods in a way that accelerates the process of healing and taps into the mind's natural desire and ability to heal itself. You, as the patient are in complete control of your experience. You learn to utilize your internal and natural resources to guide your healing. For this reason this is one of my favorite and most effective treatment options.
ART can effectively treat trauma, whether you have experienced a single traumatic event or you have a complex history of traumatic experiences throughout your life. ART is also effective in treating anxiety, stress, addictions, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), performance anxiety, family issues, grief, and can even be effective in increasing ability to cope with chronic pain and medical issues.
In ART, we utilize calming bilateral eye movements and a technique called voluntary image/memory replacement to reduce the level of distress that patients experience so that your fears, worries or traumatic experiences no longer create the physical and mental "road blocks" that they once did.
Ever feel like you are your biggest critic? That is probably because it is true! But did you know that chronic guilt, shame, and self criticism are actually symptoms of adverse early childhood experiences? You may be relieved to know that we can treat this together and free you from your negative self talk! Through a Compassion Focused Therapy approach we teach your nervous system how to switch out of threat mode and into soothe, where you can learn to be compassionate not just to others, but to yourself. You can learn to love yourself through your successes and your mistakes, find safety and acceptance within your mind, and achieve a feeling of "balance" in your life.
Emotion Focused Therapy or EFT is an approach that I love to use with my couples to help them foster healthy communication and discover meaningful connection. Whether you have just recently felt that you and your partner were "missing" each other or it has been some time since you have felt close and connected, we can work together to rebuild the trust and safety you desire and deserve to have in your relationship.
When I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with my patients, we work together to uncover their destructive thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors so that we can shift their perspective to one that is healthy and helpful. My goal in using CBT with my patients is to help them feel more in control of their own thoughts and behaviors again. You deserve to be in the driver's seat!
I often combine a cognitive approach with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT. ACT focuses on reducing our avoidance of our uncomfortable emotions bubbling under the surface of our negative thinking. Using ACT, we identify what is important to you and necessary for you to live a meaningful life and using targeted techniques, help you to feel less stuck and more empowered to move in the direction of your goals!
As someone who has both practiced and taught yoga for many years, I came to learn how important the connection between our bodies and our minds can be. I have integrated what I have learned about the body into my therapy approach and have sought continuing education in a number of mind-body approaches such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma Informed Yoga, Mindfulness, Nutritional and Integrative methods for the treatment of mental health disorders, and other somatic, trauma informed, and body-based treatment approaches. We are truly the sum of our parts, and I believe it is crucial to integrate the wellness of our bodies into the treatment of our mental health. If you are ready to start your journey to whole person wellness...