I have skills in a wide range of treatment strategies so I can employ the most effective approach to address your situation. In addition to completing two advanced degrees, I have participated in hundreds of hours of ongoing training in therapy.
Mindfulness promotes increased awareness of physical, mental, and emotional conditions in the present moment, without judgment. This creates the ability to pay attention to bodily sensations, cognitions, and feelings, and accept them without influence.
Psychodynamic Therapy promotes insight and resolves the conflict by bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness.
Emotional Freedom Technique is based on the assumption that negative emotions disrupt the flow of the body’s energy system. EFT has roots in Chinese medicine and Applied Kinesiology.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. Its basis is on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is body-centered psychotherapy, blending psychodynamic and cognitive therapy with body awareness and movement. This gently teaches clients to follow the processes of body and mind to promote healing.
Additional Therapeutic Methods:
The Gottman Method, developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple's relationship and integrates research-based interventions.
Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three areas: friendship, conflict management, and the creation of shared meaning. Thus, couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts.
Goals include increasing closeness and intimacy, improving friendship, and deepening emotional connection.
Imago Relationship Therapy, created by Dr. Harville Hendrix, examines the connection between frustrations in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. When you can understand each other and feel more empathy, you can begin to heal yourself and your relationship and move toward a more conscious partnership.