“One cannot change, that is to say become another person, while continuing to acquiesce to the feelings of the person one has ceased to be.”
Personal development is a lifelong process. In every stage of life, everyone must find their meaning and purpose. It is my personal philosophy that the way to health, mental and otherwise, is characterized by growth and change. Many people struggle with the challenges of one stage of life or another. When this happens, a person can easily lose contact with that which most matters to them. Life can feel meaningless, and the path forward can be obscured. My approach to psychotherapy is to help my clients develop the ability to better rise to meet such challenges, rather than avoid them. Whether a person’s reasons for seeking therapy represent a struggle with their current stage in life, or a lifelong struggle, psychotherapy can be the gateway to a whole new way of understanding and experiencing life. I hope to help my clients to find peace, and to live a rich and meaningful life.
I practice evidence-based psychotherapy. The term “evidence-based psychotherapy” refers to methods of psychotherapy that have been proven to work. My approach to psychotherapy uses methods that have solid research backing to show that they are effective within a reasonable amount of time. The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies provides a more intensive definition of evidence-based practice here.
I use methods acquired in my training and experience informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Because each client is unique, I work with each client individually to determine their needs and goals with respect to therapy. Working together, we make a treatment plan suited to the client’s unique needs, incorporating methods that have been proven most likely to effectively address those needs based on the best available research evidence.