Clinical Treatment and Interventions
for children, adolescents,
Explore emotions, there is great potential within!
Would you like new skills to think differently? Are you frustrated with feeling that you are not able to change. Together, we may focus on cognitive behavioral strategies to think differently and improve our lifestyle.
There is power in knowledge!
Individuals of all ages process emotions and behaviors with sensations, perceptions, and constructs there is power in knowing how these affect our lives. My clinical approach includes how to facilitate change in the process of conscious decision making and ways to cope with unconscious mind.
I value the importance of evidence based clinical strategies and am dedicated to staying current with the best treatment and research. I work with you to ensure the approaches are what is best for you and your family. With that, I continue to add to my knowledge of effective strategies. Below are short descriptions of the therapies I use most often in my practice for ages 3 years and older, having found them to be successful with a wide variety of people and needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the foundation of my clinical approach and is evidence based in supporting children and adults. This form of psychotherapy identifies the roles of thoughts, behaviors, and actions to promote general happiness.
CBT focuses on the solutions and encourages individuals to challenge their thoughts and behaviors. CBT is effective in addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, and mood management, and more. CBT treatment also supports children and adults with improved coping skills.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
(DBT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy providing skills to help manage painful emotions, decrease conflict in relationships, and improve actions. This strategy focuses on tools to improve communication and regulate behaviors by combining the facts of what we know and thoughts to improve behaviors.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy(REBT) helps adults identify ways in which their beliefs strongly affect emotional functioning. Often, we can lead ourselves to believe irrationally, this can initiate depression, anxiety, guilt, or self-harming behaviors. When we believe something that is false, irrational beliefs arise. This is problematic for self-growth.
In counseling, individuals are guided to identify negative beliefs and seek ways to refute them. This therapeutic intervention improves relationships and reduces stress.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IP) is a brief solution focused therapy focused on symptoms that result in life due to difficult events. Symptoms can be depression and anger. Interpersonal therapy is effective in addressing the potential cause of a feeling or emotional state and ways to alleviate the symptoms. This intervention focuses on improved social interpersonal relationships and ways to decrease distress. IP is effective in treating conditions of developmental disabilities and mood.
Attachment Focused Therapy is a psychoanalytic therapy guides individuals in strengthening the relationship between caregivers and children. This approach supports the development of improved emotionally secure relationships. Attachment focused therapy is effective in treating adults and children in the areas of neglect, trauma, and parenting.
Family Systems Therapy is a psychotherapy intervention used to resolve issues within the family unit. This treatment approach helps individuals and family members control and cope with physical disabilities and disorders. Also, Family Systems Therapy supports families in conflict as well as couples in resolving concerns related to their families of origin. Family Systems Therapy is helpful in treating depression, bipolar, anxiety, personality disorders, and addiction.