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In my therapy practice, I work one-on-one with adults who are experiencing a wide variety of problems. Many individuals find therapy to be helpful for navigating major life changes, learning new skills, and improving their quality of life.
As a clinical psychologist, I have training and experience in working with many common difficulties faced by adults, including:
- Relationship problems
- Worries and fears
- Anxiety or panic attacks
- Social anxiety
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Social communication disorders, such as Asperger’s disorder and high functioning autism
- Attention problems and ADHD
- Anger management problems
- Low self-esteem and low self-confidence
- Difficulty with assertion skills
My approach to therapy with adults depends on the specific issues that need to be addressed. I believe that no one specific treatment fits all problems. Research suggests that different therapies are effective for treating different problems, but what works best for any specific person can be a very individual thing. As a therapist, I have trained in several different styles and approaches to therapy. I draw from my varied experiences when choosing my specific approach to your individual problem.
In general, I tend to take a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach to working with clients. In less technical terms, this means that I tend to focus on understanding how your thoughts influence your feelings and your behavior. Depending on the circumstances, I also incorporate ideas and techniques from other schools of thought in therapy, including psychodynamic theories, humanistic theories, and other related approaches such as dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
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I believe that openness, transparency, and clear communication are essential to the therapy process, starting from the first phone call. As much as possible, I try to explain to clients why I am suggesting or using a particular approach, and I welcome questions from clients about my methods.