Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): I use ACT techniques to help my clients develop a new experience and “relationship” with their mental health concerns. Here the focus is not on eliminating symptoms but on how to live a meaningful life based on your chosen values and purpose in spite of your symptoms.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Mindfulness is a type of therapy that is derived from mindful meditation. Mindfulness consists of deep breathing and meditation exercises that allow one to focus on the present moment rather than drifting between focusing on the past or future. Mindful practice also embraces certain attitudes and behaviors such as compassion, intentionality and kindness towards self and others.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I assist my clients in identifying aspects of their thinking that cause problems related to their psychological distress. To be clear, CBT is not “the power of positive thinking.” Rather, CBT is a powerful tool that help one produce more realistic or reality based thinking which promotes psychological health and well-being.
Brainspotting is a relatively new therapy that uses special bilateral auditory and visual stimulation to help clients locate a “Brainspot.” Once identified, focusing on a brainspot allows for a therapeutic processing of traumas, stressors and other negative factors, ultimately leading to healing.
This is a type of therapy based on the idea that all humans have the capacity for growth and fulfillment of their highest potential. The key factor in this type of therapy is the therapeutic relationship which must be based in unconditional positive regard, empathy and authentic concern for the client on behalf of the therapist.