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Testimonials are a helpful resource to learn about what my approach feels like for people when they've been in therapy with me. Below describes my approach from my point of view.
My practice is mindfulness-based.
Theories that Inform my Work
Understanding the underlying causes of our issues
How difficult situations from early life have affected our unconscious
Insight to understand ourselves & how we learned to survive in our world
Connecting patterns from our relationships in childhood to today
Learning about our fears with others & how we protect ourselves
Changing patterns to grow healthy relationships & improve our self-worth
Recognizing how trauma impacts us consciously & unconsciously every day
Acknowledging our suffering to free ourselves from harm & oppression
Internal Family Systems
Understanding & reconnecting with the parts of ourselves we may not like
Coping Skills I Teach
Tools that help us deal with stress and symptoms in our daily lives
Mindfulness & Meditative Therapies - paying attention moment-to-moment to what's happening within & around us without getting overwhelmed by it, through intentional practices
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - improving mindfulness, relationships, emotional regulation & distress tolerance
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - reframing thinking patterns that may be unhelpful to our emotions & behaviors
Many of these are also connected to health & wellness, learning to take care of ourselves physically, as well as mentally.