I work best with people who have goals they are motivated to achieve. We will work towards these goals together. Through this process you will begin to know yourself, which will help you make the changes you want.
Often, negative thought patterns are what interfere with our ability to reach our potential. These might be caused by anxiety, depression, or other challenges. But using a mixture of therapy methods, I will help you identify, confront, and change the way you think. Because what we think impacts how we feel, and this impacts what we do.
The therapy methods I most often use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Cognitive behavioral therapy is based around the connections between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Identifying and challenging irrational thoughts helps improve how we feel and what we do. Dialectical Behavioral therapy helps people learn more effective ways to regulate their emotions, think more rationally, learn skills to tolerate distress more effectively, and live in the present moment.
These processes can be challenging, but I will be there with you, supporting you with empathy and validation. I’m direct, but not directive. I want to help you face your negative thoughts, but I will do so with compassion and a complete lack of judgment. I will work with you wherever you are on your journey.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them.