There are different methods of counseling that I can offer. It is important in pursuing counseling to determine which method fits your unique circumstance. Feel free to read through these different forms of therapy and reach out with any questions that you have. I look forward to working with you.
Counseling has been shown to be most effective when the therapist can offer a range of tailor-made therapeutic strategies to the client's specific situation. Traditionally, regular 60-minute sessions (up to 90-minute sessions) offer the client new awarenesses to develop a clear sense of his or her situation. This awareness aids the client towards better functioning and lessening levels of experienced distress. Individual counseling feels like a regular conversation about how best to thrive in this situation. I tend to utilize client-centered, narrative, internal family systems, and CBT modalities.
Couple's Counseling traditionally flows out of an Emotionally Focus Therapy (EFT) format. In this model, the goal is to help couples find new strategies to communicate about what is most troubling. It is also understood that most arguments between partners originate much earlier in life than this conversation. The goal of therapy is to learn how best to discover this together and support one another through these conversations going forward. The goal is to learn how to process these conversations less and less with the therapist over time.
Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR)
This form of individual counseling uses the body's own healing systems to process symptoms. Research has shown EMDR to be effective in processing a number of different forms of trauma. Built upon the work of Francine Shapiro, EMDR asks the client to focus on right and left stimuli while focusing upon distressing thoughts, feelings, and/or bodily sensations. These painful memories are "moved" to working memory, lessening the effect of these "triggers" and improving the client's life. The result is less anxiety and increased emotional regulation.
Executive Coaching is a set of psychological topics aimed to help professionals work through leadership and management ceilings that may be preventing success in professional environments. Executives often find certain tasks difficult or remark that they are struggling to move forward in their careers. These conversations will illuminate what may be holding these executives back. This awareness carries the potential to free the executive to try something new professionally. There is a starting and ending date to these sessions, typically a 5-week or 10-week program. Programs will include a number of psychological assessments.
A number of assessments are available to help clients gain awareness into what may be going on psychologically. These assessments, which can determine issues like trauma, attachment styles, personality disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorder, body dysmorphia, and career fits have high validity and reliability scores. This information can be vital throughout therapy. This can be especially helpful in seeing progress throughout treatment by initially testing and then retesting later in treatment. Many of these psychological tests can be taken over the computer at home.