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Green Plant

Treatment Approach

I have an integrative approach to therapy. In other words, I do not ascribe to one particular approach but rather draw from several therapeutic approaches. I believe that being able to use a variety of approaches to therapy helps me provide therapy to clients that is just as unique as they are. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all and so I adapt the approaches I use based on what problems you are facing, what research has shown to be effective, what your preferences are, and what motivates you and resonates with you. Below I have described some of the most common therapeutic approaches that I draw from to provide integrative and effective therapy that is personalized to each client. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT focuses on the interplay of thoughts, emotions, & behaviors that contribute to distress and problematic behavior. This approach can be helpful in treatment of depression, anxiety, procrastination, and low motivation, amongst many other issues clients may experience.

Acceptance & Commitment 

Therapy

ACT places an emphasis on learning to allow oneself to feel difficult emotions while providing skills to make the discomfort this brings tolerable. ACT also emphasizes the importance of leading a life based on your values, creating a sense of meaning, & addressing low motivation or avoidance that can stand in the way.

Cognitive Processing Therapy

CPT is similar to CBT in many ways but places a greater emphasis on identifying the ongoing impact of trauma & addressing the profound impact trauma can have on one's beliefs about themself, others, and the world in general.

Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment-based therapy can be helpful in identifying trends that contribute to difficulty developing healthy relationships with others, understanding the root cause of these difficulties, & developing skills to improve the quality of romantic relationships, friendships, & family dynamics.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT is also similar to CBT but focuses on addressing intense emotions & the behaviors that can cause problems for as a result of reacting strongly to these emotions. Learning skills to tolerate distress, interact more effectively with others, & improve problem-solving while under stress is a major focus of DBT.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to focus one's attention in the present moment in a way that is observant, but not judgmental. It can be used in a more formal sense as part of meditation or it can be used in a more informal way that integrates into the daily routine one already has established. It can be effective in addressing issues like stressful life experiences, anxiety, anger, insomnia, chronic pain, & many others. 

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