As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I approach therapy from a cognitive- behavioral perspective. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts (cognitions), how we feel (emotions), and how we act (behaviors) are all interconnected. Psychological distress occurs when people have negative and unrealistic thoughts and, in turn, this can lead to negative behaviors. CBT aims to help people identify these negative and unrealistic thought and behavioral processes so they can begin to develop alternative and realistic thoughts and behaviors in order to reduce psychological distress.
Although I am more CBT oriented, I do provide an eclectic approach based on client needs. I have various tools that I can use within therapy to customize to the uniqueness of the clients I serve. Some of these tools include cognitive-behavioral techniques, experiential exercises, goal setting, homework assignments, and including family members in the therapeutic process. I am committed to providing you with a safe and caring environment in which we can address your concerns. Studies have shown that successful therapeutic outcomes are related to the quality of the therapeutic relationship between a client and clinician. It is a priority of mine that you feel understood, connected, and engaged in the therapeutic process and involved in making therapy an effective and productive experience.