Some people ask what kinds of therapy I provide. What do I do? I am trained and educated in a number of theoretical perspectives in psychotherapy for individual and family therapy. I allow myself to be guided by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), collaborative therapy, client centered/strength-based therapy, emotion focused therapy (EFT), family systems therapy, trauma focused therapy, Gottman theory for couples’ therapy, or drama therapy with additional creative arts therapies.
Sometimes I help you learn the ability to do meditation and/or mindfulness as a means to self sooth or calm the brain.
Some of my favorite distant mentors are Virginia Satir, Carl Whitaker, Carl Yung, Sue Johnson, John Gottman, Brene Brown, J.L. Moreno, and Bessel Van der Kolk just to name a few.
Integrating ideas and techniques from mentors of the past and present into my own style of connecting with you helps me be flexible and adaptive to your specific needs. It is one of the reasons why I love this work, because it requires creative thinking for each person who comes in to see me.