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APPROACH TO THERAPY

“Sometimes when things fall apart, well, that’s the big opportunity to change.” – Pema Chödrön

 

My therapeutic approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and integrates elements from a variety of other evidence-based treatments (i.e., treatments that research has shown to work well for a broad range of individuals), including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Parent Management Training-Oregon Model (PMTO). I work to understand and affirm each person's individual perspectives and understanding of the world. I welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures, and identities.

 

"The word ‘healing’ is derived from the word ‘whole.’ Healing then is a return to ‘wholeness’ – not a return to ‘sameness.’”

– Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran

I specialize in working with adults seeking support for the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Childhood abuse

  • Exposure to violence

  • Posttraumatic distress

  • Sexual assault

  • Traumatic grief

  • Child behavior problems

  • Grief and loss

  • Difficulty managing intense emotions

  • Identity, meaning, and purpose

  • Infertility and pregnancy loss

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies

  • Discrimination, oppression, and/or marginalization

  • Parenting support

  • Prenatal and postpartum well-being

  • Self-criticism or low self-esteem

  • Stress management