Providing individual counseling.
Treatment specialization includes:
- Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
- Coping Skills Training
- Life Transitions
- Work and Career issues
- Stress Management
- Addiction & Recovery
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
- Phobias and Exposure Therapy
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety to self improvement and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. I utilize different therapeutic modalities when working with clients. I utilize a combination of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Virtual Reality Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to name a few.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs. Considered a “solutions-oriented” form of talk therapy, CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. Feeling distressed, in some cases, may distort one’s perception of reality. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and, if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.
EMDR Therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue, or homework between sessions. EMDR, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. Part of the therapy includes alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.
Virtual Reality Therapy has more than a decade of controlled studies that have shown effectiveness and efficiency on mental disorders, especially anxiety and specific phobias. It’s level of clinical effectiveness is higher than the traditional imaginational exposure techniques, and as effective as in vivo exposures. VR is one technique to be used in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques to obtain relief and improvements.