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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

Treatment Areas of Expertise include:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety, Panic, & Phobias
    • Trauma and PTSD
    • Anger Management
    • ADHD
    • Smoking Cessation

Therapeutic modalities:

  • Person-Centered Supportive Psychotherapy – Sometimes people just need to talk & have someone who will listen with compassion, with whom they can explore their thoughts, feelings, & perceptions, and who will support them as they take their own steps to deal with their problems.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT teaches us that our thoughts (the words & images that run through our heads) create our feelings, and that we get stuck in painful feelings when we get stuck in patterns of dysfunctional thinking.  With CBT, we learn to identify and challenge the thoughts & beliefs that have been dragging us down, & to create healthier thought patterns that ease our distress, and build hope & confidence.
  • Hypnotherapy – There are as many styles and approaches to hypnotherapy as there are to psychotherapy.  The thing that they all have in common is that they all involve guiding the client into a relaxed, focused state of awareness that is called hypnosis.  This state gives the individual the ability to tap into the unconscious resources that make it easier for them to change habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, and to heal from psychological pain.
  • Neurolinguistic Programming – Also known as NLP, Neurolinguistic Programing draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Therapy & Hypnotherapy.  With NLP, we seek to empower individuals to be more flexible in the way they think, feel, and behavior. The goal is to enable them feel more resourceful and capable of acting with confidence, strength, and integrity in the situations that they currently find difficult.  Toward this end, we may use a variety of cognitive and emotional exercises to tap into unconscious resources and to repattern habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
  • Thought Pattern Management – TPM also draws from the insights & techniques of Cognitive Therapy and Hypnotherapy, as well as from NLP.  It relies more heavily on the wisdom and abilities of the unconscious mind to process & heal traumatic memories, and to create changes in the ways a person thinks, feels, and behaves.  With TPM, the specific changes are not directed by the therapist or even by the person’s conscious mind. With TPM, emphasis is placed on the wisdom, resources, and abilities of the person’s unconscious mind to guide the healing process and create changes in ways that are just right for the individual.
  • Psychophysical Exercises – Being stuck in problematic patterns of thinking, feeling, & behaving often implies that these patterns have been integrated into our physical being (meaning our muscles and nervous system).  If you accept the principles of Eastern medicine, this also includes the energy systems that create health or illness in the mind/body system.  There are a variety of Psychophysical Exercises, including Yoga, Qigong, & the Emotional Freedom Technique, which aim at releasing the stuck patterns.  This gives the individual the freedom to heal, change, & grow.