Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My style in therapy is active. Learning skills to navigate the challenges life brings our way is a massive relief. Setting specific goals related to concerns heard and steadily aligning with the patient is the priority at the beginning. In the middle of treatment, continued focus on solutions for goals and measuring what is working becomes a focus. Seeing people meet their goals and grow toward a realistic outcome in therapy and life is an incredible experience.
In working in a clinical setting for 19 years, I feel confident direction of the treatment shows itself naturally, with good questions. As a seasoned clinician asking the right questions helps me get to specific goals to be checked on the way to the end.
PsyD - Marriage and Family Therapy, California School of Professional Psychology
I've always been interested in why people do what they do. The field of psychology came quite naturally to me in my undergraduate work. After assessing the direction in the field, I changed my major from accounting to psychology with the intention of doing clinical treatment and research.
I enjoy spending time with my family. Being outdoors with family and being active is fun. My kids are athletes and participating in their growth brings joy. Personally, I love to ride motocross and fish whenever possible.
Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries by Jim Carroll because it's a very well-written biography of overcoming harsh times, and The Schopenhauer Cure by Yalom is a beautifully written view of the philosophy of genuine relations and connection vs. isolation.
Priceless Pets: They rescue animals, particularly hounds used in the southern US, who are disposed of once their work is done.
Go watch my kids play sports outside, do yoga, set boundaries when getting tired, and proper sleep.
My family adopted a dog, a Redbone Coonhound, from priceless pets. She has some anxiety when left alone and tends to eat socks and underwear. We learned we have to prep the house anytime we leave her.
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