The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.
- Carl Rogers, Ph.D.
Evidenced-based therapy is treatment that has been proven in quality research studies to be effective for your specific concern. I use these treatments whenever possible because you are more likely to improve and prevent relapse with these methods. Typically this involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which has been well-documented to be effective in treating a wide variety of problems including depression and anxiety disorders, among others. In short, CBT focuses on patterns of thinking, behavior and emotions that cause distress, unhappiness, or other problems. I'll work with you to identify your individual patterns and gain a set of tools to modify unwanted thoughts and behaviors, with the ultimate goal of helping you feeling better.
Goal-oriented and solution-focused
The therapy I provide is goal-oriented and solution-focused, meaning we will work towards specific goals and solutions that we create together. Gaining insight into past experiences helps us to understand how we interact with and think about the world, and yet in order for things to change and get better now, we usually need to modify our behaviors, change our thinking, and improve our coping skills.
Affirming and supportive
My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space as a foundation for our work together, which is essential for therapy to work. I am affirming of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
I will work collaboratively with you to accomplish your treatment goals. If necessary, I will also consult with your other healthcare providers or with family members (with your written consent). You know yourself best and our partnership is vital to making treatment work.