At the foundation of my work, I utilize a goal-oriented and holistic approach. In addition to Psychodynamic and Rogerian modalities, I integrate evidenced-based informed interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have received additional training for ACT and DBT interventions.
Psychodynamic Theory - Raising self-awareness and understanding of the past and how it may influence present behaviors.
Rogerian Theory - Person-centered, non-judgmental position to help foster motivation and build willingness to grow.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Action-focused. Facilitating a process of allowing valid alternatives to the way we think. These include mindful behavior, attention to personal values, and commitment to action. The combination of modifying our behavior and willingness to accept (as opposed to approve of) our psychological experiences, clients can eventually altar their attitude and emotional state.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Action-focused. Educating and applying ways to regulate intense emotions, tolerate distress, be present in the given moment, and effectively communicate with others.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Solution-focused. Encourages clients to challenge distorted cognitions and core beliefs, in order to change unhelpful patterns of behavior. Highlights how thoughts and perceptions influence behavior.