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.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP)
ExRP is an evidenced based therapy specifically designed for treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Sometimes OCD can go undiagnosed due to common misconceptions. OCD appears in many different forms, but has the common components of obsessions and compulsions that are present regardless of its manifestation. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that are disturbing to a person and compulsions are either physical or mental actions that follow an obsession and serve to relieve a person’s distress. ERP is a time-limited treatment approach that can eliminate the symptoms and allow a person to live the life they desire.