My goal is to listen carefully before we develop our treatment plan together. We will clarify your goals and mutually agree on our strategy. My focus is to help each patient improve their relationship with themselves, develop healthy skills for overcoming adversity, and live life fully. As a result, most people find that their relationships with others are improved and uncomfortable circumstances are more easily resolved. Connecting with my patients is one of my greatest strengths. I approach therapy based on my client’s diagnosis and their communication style. I typically use a combination of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I also use EMDR for trauma and anxiety. All of these treatment modalities are evidence-based and have scientific merit.
Psychodynamic therapists look to your past to understand how early life experiences may be affecting your present-day behavior and relationships. Conscious and subconscious memories and learned behaviors from the past contribute to your present-day responses. In Cognitive Behavioral therapy, our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by how we perceive our circumstances. Exploring how your thoughts, feelings and behavior interact and affect one another offers options for making changes in your present life. In Motivational Interviewing, the therapist helps the client become ready for change, if necessary. If the patient is ready to make changes, the therapist helps the person determine their motivation for following through with sustainable health changes. Patients find their own solutions to issues through this method. The therapist’s role is to guide and help motivate the patient.