It is not in spite of, but because of our struggles that I believe we all have the capacity to flourish. This perspective guides my relational approach to therapy, the foundation of which is based on the idea that mutually satisfying relationships are essential for our emotional well-being. Together, we will create a safe space to explore the issues you are facing with the intention of you feeling connected and empowered. We will accomplish this by building upon the strengths you already have as a foundation for our work together.
We will build upon this strengths-based foundation by integrating evidence-based therapeutic techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Our thoughts influence our behaviors and feelings. CBT is an evidence-based approach to modifying emotions, behaviors and thoughts. CBT has been shown to be effective in treating numerous presenting issues, including: depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD).
In addition to a relational approach and CBT, integrating Mindfulness techniques is incredibly beneficial as a way of shifting our attention to the present. Not only is mindfulness helpful, it is also familiar to us all. We all have the ability to be present, aware of what we are doing, how we are feeling, and to bring attention in a curious, non-judgmental way.
A therapeutic approach that is strengths-based and holistic is essential to supporting the wonderfully complex person you are. There truly is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy, or life for that matter. With wellness in mind, I often refer to and work in collaboration with practitioners who support a holistic approach. Birth & postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, physical therapy, and medication management, when needed, can all be beneficial in supporting a holistic wellness plan for you.