I specialize in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which blends eastern meditation practices with cognitive behavioral therapy (MCBT)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines cognitive behavioral techniques with mindfulness strategies in order to help individuals better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions in order to achieve relief from feelings of distress. Though originally developed to address recurrent depression, MBCT may be beneficial to people seeking treatment for a wide range of mental health concerns.
CCT is designed for couples who may be struggling with patterns of conflict in their relationship. The focus of CCT, then, is on helping partners work together in a collaborative way to solve problems and improve their relationship in the process. CCT therapists see a fight between partners as an opportunity for a conversation.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of behavioral treatment. It helps people problem-solve. CBT also reveals the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and the behaviors that follow. Through CBT, people learn that their perceptions directly influence how they respond to specific situations. In other words, a person’s thought process informs their behaviors and actions.
Do you find that you always have to be with someone? That their life seemingly becomes more important to you than your own? Do you find that you feel taken advantage of by others often? If so, you may be dealing with a learned behavior known as codependency and like any learned behavior, it can be replaced by learning greater, more effective coping skills that take away your fear of rejection, abandonment and self-loathing. My approach is ideally suited to teaching those news skills.
Dr. Albert Ellis once said that we create our own depression with how we speak to and about ourselves. In my career, I have found that people's depression is often created and compounded by how negatively they view themselves. This causes them to isolate, feel detached, lonely, sad and to lose pleasure in life. My approach is designed to go right to the core of this dysfunctional thinking and restructure it so that you go from being your own worst critic to your own best motivator.