How will we work together?
I am an integrative counselor, which means I am practiced in weaving together multiple therapeutic interventions- I bring the best tools to the table with us to capitalize on your strengths versus a one size fits all approach. The approach we choose will always be proven to be effective in treating your particular concern or problem, or evidenced-based.
Some of the therapies I find most used in client work include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that examines the interactions among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how these interactions impact well-being. Unlike CBT, ACT does not focus on changing the content of thoughts, but focuses on changing a person’s relationship with his or her thoughts. ACT uses mindfulness practice to help people become aware of and develop an attitude of acceptance and compassion toward painful thoughts and feelings. ACT heavily emphasizes the role of values to help people create meaningful lives. Put simply, ACT is about letting go of the struggle with difficult thoughts and feelings in order to pursue a rich and purposeful life guided by your values.
ADHD Evidenced Based Treatments
Forms of Behavioral Therapy as well as Mindfulness are evidenced-based treatments showing significant clinical benefits for those dealing with symptoms of ADHD and Executive Function Disorder. I focus on these treatments weaving them together through the ACT model. I also have on tap a plethora of tips, tricks and tools to offer education, therapy and coaching to individuals, groups and couples and therapists.
I have completed through Level II in Gottman methodology and use their sound relationship house theory, their assessment protocol and computerized feedback measures, and their amazing interventions designed for didactic adaptation- meaning it will be you and your partner that acquires these skills as I coach, so you have them for life to get unstuck.
This is a technique designed to help develop a plan to take small steps to re engaging in life. Many people shut down when they are depressed. Behavioral activation helps you better understand how your actions from day to day, moment to moment have an effect on your mood. Once you understand how this works, you can begin to make strategic changes in your actions that will lead to a life worth living.
Motivational interviewing is a collaboration to help strengthen a person's motivation and commitment to change. It addresses the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the stages of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.
Grief: Continuing Bonds
You don’t work through grief, it works through you. Continuing bonds is a model of grief that acknowledges that for many, we work to change but not let go of our attachment to those we have deeply loved. We don't relinquish the emotional bonds. Death ends a life but it does not end a relationship.
Walk and Talk Therapy
Walk and talk is simply utilizing the aforementioned therapeutic methods while engaged in physical activity in a natural setting. It summons your best brain chemistry as a strength, often puts a behavior activation into real time practice and employs nature into the healing process. It just makes sense.
I use an ACT based framework for coaching driving values based goal setting and activation towards what matters