In a safe and non-judgmental environment, we work together to identify goals and consider methods that are research-based and proven to be successful. Each individual is different, and what might appeal to one person may not resonate with another. I believe in being respectful, responsive and eclectic; recognizing “one size does not fit all;” my approaches include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Systems and Solution focused therapy.
For example, in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, we look at the link between emotions and the thoughts behind them. We can’t always control our emotions, but we can learn to identify the automatic thoughts that come first and how to change these underlying thoughts to prevent the negative emotions. In this process it can also be important to look not only inside ourselves, but at the environment around us and how we have been affected in our behaviors, our belief systems, and our emotional and mental well-being. This is holistic; as we identify and discover ways to reframe our thoughts, we can produce lasting changes for the better.
I currently work with individuals, couples or families, from preteens to elders.