After so many years of practicing psychotherapy, I remain incredibly enthusiastic about cognitive - behavioral therapy. CBT is a form of therapy that is active, collaborative, and goal-oriented. Therapist and client work together to understand the role that thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors play in the client’s problems and struggles. In addition to support and insight, CBT offers clients specific strategies, skills and tools that they can use to make changes, relieve their suffering, and achieve their goals.
I have a passionate interest in the intersection between the science of the mind and the art of psychotherapy. In the last decade, there has been an explosion of knowledge into the workings of the mind, the neurological underpinnings of emotions and behaviors, and the complex connections between the body and the mind. Research in these areas has enhanced my CBT work in many ways, including giving myself and my clients a better understanding of the physiological and emotional reactions involved in anxiety, depression, stress, addictions and relationship problems. This understanding informs and supports practices such as mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, and other body-mind strategies that I use with my clients, along with the more traditional CBT tools that focus on changing thoughts and behaviors.
Areas of expertise include: - Anxiety disorders, including OCD, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder and worry, social anxiety, panic, and phobias - Stress, including stress related medical conditions such as migraines, IBS, as well as increasing resiliency and improving performance under stress - Depression and mood disorders - Anger problems - Addictions -Procrastination - ADHD - Relationship and communication problems - Parenting issues - Life transitions.