I have a compassionate, nonjudgmental, yet straight-forward approach and incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques into individual sessions. We will target problems that interfere with your joy, contentment and achievement of goals. Individual therapy is a great place to start, and if you’ve already been in therapy for a while and feel like you aren’t getting what you need, please look at my DBT-Informed Skills Training options below that focus on developing practical tools to manage emotions.
DBT-Informed Skills Training
Have you been in therapy before and feel like you are still having difficulties managing your emotions? Or do you just want more of a skills-based approach? This one-on-one class is focused on learning DBT skills to develop your ability to understand and better cope with difficult emotions, improve communication with others, and decrease impulsive behaviors. The goal will be to not only know the skills, but to be able to use them when needed.
In the DBT-Informed parenting class, you will learn crucial DBT skills that are applicable to parents of children/teens/young adults with emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Skills taught include mindfulness skills, contingency management, validation skills, and learning family dialectical dilemmas. This class is offered for individual parenting partner sets as well as for multi-parent groups.
This is a DBT-Informed class for couples who are experiencing difficulties with communication. The class focuses on specific DBT skills that help partners communicate more effectively with each other, build awareness and cope with each other’s levels of emotional distress. This class is offered for individual couples as well as for a multi-couples groups.
Clinician or Treatment Program Consultation
I provide clinical consultation and trainings to individual providers, groups, and treatment programs on implementing both comprehensive DBT and DBT-informed therapeutic services. In addition to my extensive training and certification in DBT, I currently sit on a DBT consultation team and have almost a decade of hands-on experience doing DBT individual therapy, facilitating DBT skills training groups, and providing skills-based phone coaching in both inpatient and outpatient settings.