I'm an LPC with over 15 years of experience helping couples and individuals to experience more pleasure and connection in their lives.
Licensed Professional Counselor in St. Louis, MO
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term (eight to 20 sessions) and structured approach to couples' therapy developed by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s. It is grounded in research while focusing on negative communication problems and love as an attachment bond. It is considered one of the most (if not the most) empirically validated forms of couples therapy. I'm trained in this model and receive ongoing training and supervision helping couples through EFT.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy which can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health problems. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. I use CBT to help people with a variety of concerns, including depression and anxiety.
We will work to understand the root of the depression you experience, whether that be as a result of brain chemistry, current circumstances, or childhood trauma, or a combination of all of those. I can work with you and even your doctor, if you wish, to assist with medication monitoring. I can provide understand and insight as well as teach skills for managing and ultimately overcoming depression. I have great hope that recovery is possible.
Anxiety is nearly ubiquitous in our culture today. Many of us feel anxious about our present circumstances or about the unknown future. For many of us the pandemic has increased the level of anxiety and worry as we try to make decisions about how to help ourselves and other stay safe. I can help teach skills for calming anxiety. I use a variety of techniques from CBT, Mindfulness, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
We will work through the sequence of thoughts, feelings and responses in order to recognize and disrupt your cycle of conflict. Together, we will create a pathway for deeper understanding and see how and why your cycle is so wounding to each other. We will begin to apply effective strategies to get your relationship back on track. You want stop fighting, be able to listen to each other, repair the connection after inevitable disagreements. I can help get your relationship back on track.