THERAPIES PROVIDED

I believe in providing treatments that are evidence-based, meaning that they have strong research evidence for their effectiveness and that are tailored to each individual I am working with.  

 

I am trained as a a counseling psychologist, this means that a critical emphasis throughout my training has been on the role our social and cultural environments play in our mental well-being. Within treatment, I aim to bring awareness to the impact of your personal interactions with the world around you so that together we can identify skills and strategies that can most effectively address the concerns for which you are seeking therapy

Please scroll to the right to learn about the evidence-based therapies I provide

These include:

Trauma-Focused Therapies (PE, CPT, STAIR, NET)

DBT-informed Coping Skills

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Bamboo Leaves

EVIDENCE-BASED

TRAUMA-FOCUSED THERAPIES

Significant life events, whether positive or negative, can cause stress. Difficult events, such as break-ups, job loss, and death cause most people to feel distress. However, even events that are considered to be positive such as getting married, moving, starting a family can lead to stress.

Coping skills are strategies we can use to help manage our reactions to this distress. They can be used to cope with distressing life events as well as distressing emotions (i.e. anger, loneliness, anxiety, or depression).

The skills-based treatment I provide is informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is an evidence based treatment that integrates cognitive behavioral skills training and mindfulness exercises, and has been found to be effective for a variety of presenting concerns (i.e. anxiety, depression, trauma).

 

DBT skills aim to develop:

1. Mindfulness of thoughts and emotions

2. Tolerance of distressing thoughts and emotions

3. Emotional regulation

4. Interpersonal effectiveness

I am happy to discuss this treatment option with you and also encourage you to further research DBT informed treatment: 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/dialectical-behavior-therapy

(Please note that at this time, I can only offer individual therapy focused on coping skills and unable to provide the full DBT-model of therapy which involves group therapy and phone coaching.)