I'm a clinical psychologist who specializes in stress/anxiety/mood management for athletes and perimenopausal women.
Clinical Psychologist in Providence, RI
Integrative therapy allows me to utilize different types of techniques, depending upon the person's goals. I've used mindfulness to help people improve focus and reduce stress. Most people say they don't have time for mediation, but I teach the one minute mindful meditation, because everyone has one minute. I use CBT to help people reduce anxiety by examining thought patterns. I use writing and visualization, both of which have been scienfically found to help with with many different issues.
I have used CBT for almost 20 years to successfully treat individuals with different types of anxiety including performance anxiety, panic, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. We first learn about the underpinnings of anxiety and the stress response, and how/why our body produces uncomfortable physical feelings. We examine thoughts that may have become distorted causing physical symptoms and learn how to challenge these thoughts.