To create true empowerment and lasting transformation, therapy has to do more than address just one part of who you are. You as an individual are a combination of your mental cognition, your emotional landscape, and your physical embodiment. In therapy, it is always my goal to address ALL these parts of who you are, and to bring them into a cohesive existence with each other.
Therapy for your mind, emotions, and physical self
Integrative Resilience Therapy™
I call my approach Integrative Resilience Therapy™, and it is a combination of cognitive, emotive and behavioral interventions customized to treat your specific problem(s) and reach your treatment goal(s) effectively. Some techniques are based in the thinking brain, cognitive therapy and neuroscience; some in behavioral therapy. Others are based on the mind - body connection, which is how our thoughts and emotions can impact our physical being and experience.
Integrative Resilience Therapy™ is an approach to therapy that seeks to address you as the whole, complex person that you are.
I’m here for your short term symptom management AND long-term therapeutic success.
When did our society get the idea that you need to go into your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings . . . but that our infinitely complex and ever changing psychological well being should be ignored, and expected to function indefinitely without any routine support?
I think that this approach (or really “non-approach”) has to stop, which is why I have a four phase treatment philosophy.
Assessment, Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment
When you first come to see me, we will focus on getting a clear understanding of exactly what kind of challenges you’re facing, the urgent and especially painful problems that you are struggling with, and work together to create strategies and insights that are going to help you get to a happier, more stable place, through reducing and managing your symptoms using my Integrative Resilience Therapy approach.
Maintenance and Prevention
Once we start to see positive change and movement in your life, our first priority will be making sure that those positive changes last, and that the healing that has occurred is able to continue uninterrupted.
Personal Growth and Development / Relationship Growth and Development
Maslow's hierarchy of needs tell us that, before an individual can become the most fulfilled version of themselves, their basic needs must be met. In the same way, now that you have reached a healthier place in your life or relationship(s), we can now begin the work of really reflecting about your truest goals, deepest needs, and highest aspirations. This phase is all about you gaining the internal space that you need to be able to really articulate what you want in life, and then take concrete steps toward those personal growth goals.
Even after you feel like your life is on track and you're headed in the right direction, I like to have periodic check ups with my clients, to give them ongoing support and help them make mid-course corrections as problems emerge, rather than waiting until a small problem has grown into a large crisis.