I strive to understand my clients and what is preventing them from living the best life possible. I have provided therapeutic treatment for over 20 years to clients with a myriad of emotional, behavioral and/or cognitive issues. I employ techniques to assist people in increasing their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply to help avoid undesired reactions. You are the expert on yourself. So lets work together to understand what your strengths are and how to build skills to change behaviors that aren't serving you.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Foundationally Trained by The Linehan Institute/Behavioral Tech. (12/8/14-12/12/14). DBT adapts CBT to assist patients to deal with stress. This approach combines the core conditions of acceptance and change through the principle of dialectics. I have found my training invaluable in assisting to achieve client goals.
We all have the need to be listened to, understood, and acknowledged. Not feeling like we are is so often the cause of emotional distress. I believe there is nothing more important than understanding and validating emotions in relationships. That is what I endeavor to do always.