Therapy

I believe both that what happens in therapy should be backed by science and also that so much of what we often need is a compassionate witness and someone we trust to hold space for our being and our experience. I trained to provide therapy, but you are the expert in your experience. I can help you figure out where you want to get to in life if you don't know and help you get there once you do.

 

I believe so many of the reasons we do what we do and we experience the world as we do come from early programming and experiences, and so often the key to freedom and change lies in confronting and understanding our past. So unless you come to me with a pretty specific, simple problem, we'll probably touch on your early years at least a little. At the same time, I'm not big on labels. Labels are only useful for two things:   to bill insurance companies and to point to treatments that work. Other than that, I like to say it's not what's wrong with you but what happened to you that matters.

 

I am trained in several evidence-based approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: the most effective type of talk therapy for many things including depression and anxiety

  • EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:  a modality to reprocess traumatic memories and take the heavy distressing emotions out of them

  • Motivational Interviewing:  helping you get motivated to do the work

  • I am currently (May 2021) completing training in CBT-i, the most effective treatment for insomnia