Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused
Psychotherapy is an active process for both client and therapist. The most important predictor of success in therapy is the establishment of a solid working relationship that offers you freedom and safety to talk about your experiences and beliefs that may have been previously avoided, unresolved, or considered uncomfortable as a topic to discuss with friends, spouses, or family. As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating an empathic, safe, and highly confidential “holding environment” that offers you an opportunity to work on reducing emotional distress and make better personal choices – fostered by a comfortable, supportive, and collaborative environment.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, neuropsychology, and psychoanalysis. My interventions tend to be inclusive and can involve one or all of these methods depending upon what would be most beneficial for you. The fields of humanistic and Adlerian psychology have also greatly influenced my approach as a therapist. As a result, when I am asked what my theoretical orientation is, I identify myself as “eclectic.” My experience has taught me that there is no singular “best” approach – only what would be best for the individual seeking help. The benefit of my diversified training is that I am able to cater my interventions to meet your unique and specific needs.
BFA - Film and Media Studies, American InterContinental University
MS - Counseling, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, University of Phoenix
The one thing that I do daily that helps my mental and emotional well-being is playing and spending time with my daughter. It is always a great opportunity to be absolutely present in the moment, and just laughing.
A book that I have read more than once is the Unbearable Lightness of Being. One of the reasons that I enjoy this book so much is due to the great contrasts that are set forth during in invasion, and all the while, the amount of personal turmoil that inspires tremendous growth.
The way that I recharge is through conversation with my brother. He is very insightful and is willing to challenge me, as well as share the conversation, even when we don't agree.
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