My approach to therapy involves tailoring research-based assessments and treatments for each individual and/or family to offer the best care possible.
I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, functional family therapy, and behavioral therapy approaches. I also firmly believe in a strengths-based approach to treatment; more specifically, you enter treatment with existing strengths. I’ll use our time to amplify these strengths while teaching additional skills.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. In some cases, feeling distressed may distort one's perception of reality. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assesses whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.
Family Systems Therapy
Family systems therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals resolve their problems in the context of their family units, where many issues are likely to begin. Each family member works together with the others to better understand their group dynamic and how their individual actions affect each other and the family unit. One of the most important premises of family systems therapy is that what happens to one member of a family happens to everyone in the family.
Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
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As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I provide assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I provide therapy to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment problems, ADHD, and other difficulties. I offer couples and family therapy to improve communication, change negative interaction patterns, and strengthen relationships. Additionally, I work closely with parents and caregivers to provide behavior management training.