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Approach

I use an integrative approach and will draw from the following modalities dependent on your unique needs 

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Brainspotting

Brainspotting is effective for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting is particularly effective with trauma-based situations, helping to identify and heal underlying trauma that contributes to anxiety, depression and other conditions. It can also be used with performance and creativity blocks. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious and access the deeper, emotional and body-based parts of the brain. 
 

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Behavioral Therapies
Behavioral Therapies

Behavioral therapy is focused on the relationship between behaviors, thoughts, emotions and how they function together. Although these behaviors might have origins from the past, the focus is on the present and how it currently interferes with your daily life. We will work on increasing awareness of your negative thoughts/feelings and how they relate to your everyday actions. Our goal is to replace the maladaptive behaviors with ones that align with your values and true self. This approach includes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, and behavioral activation skills.

Behavioral therapy is focused on the relationship between behaviors, thoughts, emotions and how they function together. Although these behaviors might have origins from the past, the focus is on the present and how it currently interferes with your daily life. We will work on increasing awareness of your negative thoughts/feelings and how they relate to your everyday actions. Our goal is to replace the maladaptive behaviors with ones that align with your values and true self. This approach includes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, and behavioral activation skills.

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Couples Therapy

I use an emotionally focused (EFT) approach to couples therapy and welcome all partnerships. EFT focuses on attachment and helps couples conceptualize negative patterns related to their emotional disconnection. Together we will break down interactions that you are unsatisfied with and unlock the deeper meaning behind them. The main goal is to create and strengthen secure attachment within the relationship while transforming and experiencing new emotions in real-time.

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Family Therapy

I approach family therapy through a systems lens and will help you identify how each individual relates to the unit as a whole.This systemic approach highlights how family members make meaning of their interactions both cognitively and emotionally. I use a strength based lens and will collaborate on plans with you and your family. I have extensive experience building parenting skills and use interactive methods in session that encourage participation from all members. 

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Mindfulness

This is the core of my work. In order to grow, we must first notice the way we exist in the present moment. This takes patience, practice, and self-compassion. My sessions are often integrated with grounding and breathing exercises that bring awareness into our minds and bodies.

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Psychodynamic Therapies

Psychodynamic therapy will help you identify how your childhood experiences and your family of origin impact the way you exist in the present moment. Connecting the past and present allows us the chance to end the unconscious repetition of patterns that develop in our early life. I primarily draw from attachment-based and internal-family system techniques.