Greetings, please call me Liz! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor (LCMHCS) and practice in Raleigh, NC.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) works by changing people's attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person's cognitive processes or thoughts) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems. CBT helps treat depression/mood disorders, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD and other anxiety disorders.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) teaches skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. Mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation, fourth interpersonal skill building.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
I am trained in in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which helps to identify the underlying causes and memories associated with anxiety, reduce and eliminate anxious body sensations and install more peace and calm.
I apply principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavior therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy which focuses on identifying a person's specific behavioral patterns that are leading to ineffective or self-destructive behaviors, negative thought patterns and stuck problems.
I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which has been shown to be effective in treating anxiety, mood instability and PTSD.