Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Individuals present for therapy for a variety of reasons. Some individuals may wish to develop more satisfying interpersonal relationships (familial, marital, social), but are unsure of how to achieve this. They may also be experiencing a significant amount of difficulty in these relationships, and find they are feeling more isolated. Others may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or other difficulties that preclude their ability to fully engage in their lives. Still others may wish to achieve a certain goal or set of goals, but find they are unable to do so and cannot understand why.
I work to provide clients an environment in which they can openly discuss their challenges and develop new coping strategies to address such difficulties as depression, anxiety, school issues, and academic challenges. I work with parents to develop greater understanding of their children and adolescents, and implement new methods and approaches to support their family through difficult life changes and prepare for the future.
I have training and experience in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques including play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I seek to create a custom treatment approach and plan for each person that I work with. It is my goal to help you understand the factors contributing to your current situation, define the goal(s) you wish to achieve, and to work with you to establish the steps to achieve the goals. You will find that I will be your strongest advocate and supporter throughout the process, and will also work with you to sustain the benefits you receive from your therapy experience.
Educational and/or treatment planning for children, adolescents, and adults with learning, behavioral or emotional problems is most effective when it begins with a thorough and comprehensive assessment. Psychological testing and assessment are important tools to use when trying to ascertain whether learning, developmental, neurological, emotional, or behavioral factors contribute to a person’s problems at home, school, or work.