While each client’s work will look different, in general, we will work collaboratively towards identifying and understanding the obstacles to achieving your goals, brainstorming ways to address these obstacles, and enacting practical solutions tailored to your needs. During our first meeting, we will begin the process of getting to know one another, assessing and clarifying the focus and goals of our work, and tailoring a plan of action.
I believe my roles in our therapeutic work are to:
- strive toward understanding you, your perspective, and situation;
- ask exploratory and challenging questions to help deepen self-awareness and insight;
- provide useful suggestions and information based on my educational and clinical expertise and your needs; and
- support and empower you through the entire process of exploration and change.
Our work may include science-based psychotherapy approaches such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and relational psychodynamic therapy.
Common individual therapy issues include:
- Anxiety, panic, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Depression and mood disorders
- Stress management
- Emotional regulation and anger management
- Relationship difficulties (spouse/partner, friends, co-workers, family, etc.)
- Life transitions (new parent, empty-nesters, caregiving for parents, retirement, career change, relocation, divorce, remarriage, etc.)
- Grief & Loss (death, divorce, job loss, change in physical ability or health status, etc.)
- Trauma recovery
- Breaking unwanted patterns of behavior, habits, or thoughts (impulsive behaviors, perfectionism, procrastination, emotional eating, etc.)
- Acculturation or bicultural stress (identity issues, family tension, clarifying personal values, experiencing discrimination or prejudice)
- Personal growth and awareness