I provide client-centered services that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a variety of other theoretical modalities to create a safe therapeutic environment. Below are some of the more common treatment approaches used in individual, family and group therapy. However, I do recognize that each person responds differently to treatment, and am able to adapt treatment modalities to meet the needs of each client and their family.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. CBT focuses on inaccurate or negative thinking to address emotional challenges. I will assist in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs that negatively impacts thinking. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.
Solution-focused therapy targets what works rather than what is wrong. It emphasizes the strengths and resources of the client in a collaborative effort to reach goals and resolve problems rapidly. I will help you identify elements of the desired solution, which are usually already present in the client’s life. Rather than searching for the causes of the problem, the focus is on defining the changes and making them a reality.
Motivational interviewing attempts to increase the client’s awareness of the potential problems, consequences, and risks experienced as a result of identified dysfunctional behavior. I can assist you in envisioning a better future, and become increasingly motivated to achieve it. The strategy is for you to think differently about their behavior and ultimately consider what might be gained through change. Motivational interviewing has been shown to be especially effective in working with addictive behaviors.