Areas of Expertise and Practice Details
I believe that you are the expert of your own life.
No one knows your life better than you do.
I bring to the table my training, knowledge, and expertise in various research based treatments to help address obstacles towards fulfilling your goals.
You will collaboratively work with me to overcome these obstacles until you feel satisfied that there are no more treatment goals.
My goal is to help you develop skills to address these obstacles eventually on your own, and help you go fulfill your dreams.
Video Game Addiction
Mindfulness-informed therapy integrates present moment awareness as a tool that allows people to disengage from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. The therapist teaches the practice of present moment awareness through non-judgmental observation of the mind and body.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) focuses on accepting and embracing life’s challenges, rather than attempting to eliminate difficult feelings. In ACT, clients learn mindfulness skills and strategies to live life in a way that reflects their core values and goals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a skill-based treatment that focuses on the interconnection of one’s thoughts, behaviors, and emotional experiences. The therapist teaches techniques to examine and reduce unhelpful thoughts and implement new ways behaving outside of the sessions that result in desired emotional and behavioral outcomes.
Multicultural therapy considers the role cultural, ethnic, and racial identities have in the unique experience of the client and the therapeutic process of healing. A multicultural therapist brings a diverse cultural knowledge and curiosity as well as a sensitivity to the history of oppression and the politics of power. The therapist offers an empathetic space to explore cultural identity and how this relates to the client’s process of healing and wellbeing.
Habit Reversal Therapy
Habit reversal therapy increase awareness of how and when urges such as tics, hair pulling, nail biting, thumb sucking, and skin picking develop, helping clients learn to intervene and make a change, such as replacing the habit with an alternative behavior.
Exposure Response Prevention
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a cognitive behavioral therapy that helps people reduce anxiety by gradually facing their fears. The client learns to identify triggers, obsessive thoughts, and unhelpful coping strategies such as compulsions, rituals, or avoidance. The client then begins facing their fears while refraining from any of the unhelpful coping strategies. Anxiety gradually subsides in response to increased exposure to the trigger.
Motivational Interviewing is person-centered counseling style that utilizes collaborative conversation with a focus on the client’s own goals and motivations, typically specific to substance misuse or other behavioral challenges. The therapist helps the client explore their goals, next steps, and reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.
Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a cognitive therapy with behavioral components that takes a practical approach to changing unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. The therapist helps the client to identify and challenge irrational beliefs and replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts that promote the client’s ability to achieve their goals.
Schema therapy is a cognitive and behavioral approach that views emotional suffering as the result of learned ways of coping based on past life experiences which no longer meets the client's core emotional needs. The therapist supports the client to identify and replace unhelpful or negative thoughts and behaviors with healthy patterns of living.
Solution Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy is a guided conversational approach that helps individuals to understand and achieve their solutions to reduce suffering. The therapist and client work collaboratively to break down next steps towards the client’s goals using the skills and strengths the client already possesses.
Prolonged Exposure (PE)
Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a therapy modality most used with clients who previously experienced traumatic events. The therapist provides psychoeducation around trauma or fear responses, as well as teaches clients relaxation or calming tools. The therapist then will facilitate either a physical or imaginary exposure to the stressor and guides them through those relaxation tools.
Family Therapy describes a wide range of therapy modalities that help families become closer together. The therapist will work with the whole family unit – and often with individual members – on healthy communication skills, boundary-setting, and bonding activities.
Sessions are 45 minutes in length. A longer session is an option depending on individual circumstances. Our sessions are most often on a weekly basis, but greater frequency can be arranged as needed. Please contact us to discuss fees.