My philosophy is that therapy involves more than just talking. It means effectively identifying and building upon ones strengths and consciously breaking down barriers with effective action towards your goals in spite of related distress. It means being actively involved in one's evaluation of self and learning tangible skills to effect change, so that you can be more effective in moving towards the life you desire. This can be done in many ways; however, I believe its about building your skill set, so that you have the right tool for the right job! I work with late adolescents and adults, within various stages of life development, and in addressing a variety of life's demands and stresses. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities, many that are cognitive and behaviorally rooted, very active and participatory to effect change: this includes but is not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Introspective Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Humor!
Its okay to take that leap towards self care and self compassion, its not selfish, its necessary to live a whole and effective life. I truly believe we all do the best we can with the information and skills we possess at any given moment, but moments change.
“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” Dr. Seuss
My mission is to provide a confidential, real, honest , and quality therapy experience that facilitates useful skill development resulting personally identified change utilizing evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention and Acceptance and commitment Therapy all of which require active engagement and client commitment to learn and actively engage differently with thoughts, feelings, urges and behaviors.
"its not about what it is, its about what it can become". Dr. Seuss.
Reaching out can be intimidating and it takes a lot of courage to trust yourself.
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” Dr. Seuss.
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