Working with clients from a wide range of clinical populations and backgrounds, it is a personal clinical preference to utilize structure in my individual, couples, and family therapy sessions. I draw from a range of empirically-based treatment approaches in my practice including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based treatment. These treatment approaches have been found to be effective in treating a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and many other diagnoses.
Although I find structured approaches to be effective in treatment, I also appreciate the concept of eclecticism, or in other words, utilizing different interventions from a variety of treatment modalities to meet my client’s needs at that time. In my treatment approach with clients, I assess for a variety of different factors and try to meet you where you are at with therapeutic techniques that are specifically tailored for you.
Whether I am using structured or unstructured modalities, I approach each of my clinical interactions with an underlying emphasis on compassion and focusing on how to solve the problem, rather than on the problem itself. Most importantly, I work collaboratively with my clients to help them reach their treatment goals.