I have attended numerous conferences and invested in hundreds of hours of continuing education absorbing information and practicing skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This treatment orientation couples beautifully with both Mindfulness and Solution-Focused therapies. It allows the individual to recognize that the emotional struggles they are experiencing are largely rooted in one's perception of circumstances. This then opens the door for creating new realities !
I have benefitted from gaining education and therapeutic skills in delivering Solution-Focused therapy. This drives a "future-focused" approach, which refrains from dwelling on the past. Yes, we acknowledge the impact of past events; however, we invest more energy on identiyfing past successes in order to recognize each person's ability to experience positive changes in their life! We will take a close look at your best hope for what will be different after investing in the therapeutic venture.
I have extensive education and experience in mindfulness-based therapy. It blends beautifully with my appraoch to holistic care (incorporating mind-body-spirit). I often integrate yogic practices and diaphragmatic breathing techniques into our sessions. The presentation of depression and anxiety are caught-up in past and future. Mindfulness allows us to acknowledge these tenses; however, to more effectively focus on our energy on the only moment we have, and, that is the present moment.
Consistent and perpetual worry over things that have not happened and things that may never happen. It can be paralyzing. As well as utilizing concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness skills and techniques are golden tools for building a sense of manageability over things that seem so out-of-control. In working with people struggling with anxiety, we take a good look at how one's thinking leads to discomfort. We learn to see things in a different way, a way that brings clarity.
I utilize various approaches for working with people who are struggling with depression. I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporate mindfulness practices into this approach. One of the core tasks the individual and I work towards is self-empowerment and recognizing individual strengths as well as acknowledging past successes. Progress comes from building a trusting relationship between the client and myself.
I hold a license in addiction counseling and have provided services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. I have a personal understanding of the 12-Steps as well as other modalities for treatment of addictions. Many of the people I have worked with are needing continued support as they personally navigate their recovery.