Have day to day stresses and changes grown into what feels like insurmountable anxiety? I help turn stress into opportunity.
Clinical Psychologist in Centennial, CO
A coaching informed therapy practice assumes that a client is the expert in her own unique needs, desires, motivations, and drives. It assumes a growth orientation and allows clients to select their own goals and prioritize treatment objectives. I also provide coaching and consultation to private practice therapists looking to launch, grow, and re-tool their practices.
Cognitive behavioral therapy examines the connection between thoughts, behaviors, and feeling states and looks to intervene by evaluating the appropriateness and truthfulness of thoughts and the benefits of behavior choices. By changing thoughts and behaviors, we can often change our emotions. I use a mindfulness basis to CBT practice, which involves centering in the here and now and learning to accept uncomfortable emotions as fleeting and part of the nature of existence.
ACT combines mindfulness and CBT methods with an emphasis on allowing values to inform behavior. By elucidating our deepest values, we can set goals that align with our heart's deepest intentions. Translating these intentions into day to day behaviors, we begin moving towards our goals and can live a life of value.
I have extensive expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders, from low level stress through generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I use research validated treatment including ERP, with a philosophical orientation towards mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy & acceptance and commitment therapy. Together we will craft specific goals and learn strategies and techniques so that you are empowered to take back your life. Member ADAA.
I have expertise in the treatment of BFRBs, including hair pulling and skin picking. I use the research supported Combined Behavioral (Com-B) methods for treatment of these difficulties. Together, we determine the cues and drives for these behaviors and seek to meet needs in a less harmful and more productive way through satisfying sensory needs and emotion management strategies.
I work with women in all phases of life, especially during times of transition. These transitional times can pose new stresses, but also present as opportunities for great growth and change. Together, we explore your unique value system and the interaction between your current situations and your goals. My role in therapy shifts seamlessly between that of a coach and champion, a trusted confidant, and a knowledgable advisor and teacher. Online therapy services increase accessibility.