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My Approach

I am trained in various evidence-based treatments so that we can use the right model that works for you.

 

I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clarify and explore values and motivations for change. We will talk about avoidance strategies and how to pivot into behaviors that put our values into action. This framework will enable you to learn to see yourself as a whole person, with lots of different emotions and experiences. We will learn to increase self-acceptance and self-compassion using ACT.

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to connect your thoughts, behaviors and actions. When we respond out of emotion, it is important to look at the driving thoughts behind our patterns. Using CBT will help us to increase awareness of the thoughts and feelings that seem to be calling the shots in our lives, either consciously or subconsciously.

I use Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to support skills-based learning, especially when feeling like our emotions are too much to handle. DBT will help you to improve upon your communication skills, ability to set boundaries, self-regulate and tolerate distressing and uncomfortable events. Present moment connection and awareness is a skill that we will practice.

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) is a treatment model that will help you manage fears and worries, while still doing meaningful actions. Combined with ACT, we will focus on getting you closer to what's important to you, while managing distressing thoughts and feelings that have the ability to take us away from what really matters.

I take on a harm reduction approach to working with individuals who want to reduce addictive behaviors, like substance use. I focus on safer use, managed use, and meeting folks where they're at. You will set your own personal goals for treatment, and I will support you in getting there.

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