Types of Therapy
I see individuals for Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, ADHD, Chronic Pain and Illness, Life Transitions, Parenting, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Insomnia, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, and Trauma and PTSD.
Treatment depends on client needs and preferences. I draw from many types of therapy and often utilize interpersonal, strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), compassion-focused CBT (CF-CBT), behavioral activation, mindfulness, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) approaches and techniques. I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, depending on the nature and severity of a client’s trauma. For clients with OCD and specific fears, I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients and have additional interest and education in populations who frequently feel misunderstood: those with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Giftedness, and High Sensitivity. I’ve completed almost 30 hours of coursework in Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan and am trained in psychotherapy and the highly sensitive person (HSP). I designed my physical office space to be neurodivergent-friendly, with adjustable lighting levels, adjustable sound, and an adult sand tray where clients can process their thoughts and feelings without the need to maintain continuous eye contact.
Couples therapy, also known as marriage therapy or couples counseling, is a specialized form of psychotherapy designed to help couples resolve conflicts, improve their communication, and strengthen their relationship. The primary goals of couples therapy are to promote understanding, facilitate constructive problem-solving, and enhance the overall quality of the relationship.
I have completed Levels I and II of The Gottman Method. The Gottman Method is based on extensive research and practical tools to improve relationships. It focuses on communication, emotional connection, and conflict resolution, helping couples build healthier partnerships.
I require couples to complete The Gottman Relationship Checkup, which costs about $40. Although not required, I also suggest that couples sign up for The Gottman Relationship Builder (about $150) so I can assign them reading and videos in between sessions. I have no financial interest in these tools and simply recommend them to improve therapy’s effectiveness and save couples time and money in working towards their goals.
Families, Groups, & Workplaces
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping family members understand and resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationships. The goal of family therapy is to address issues within the family system, promote healthy dynamics, and facilitate positive changes within the family structure. It is often used to address various issues, such as marital conflicts, parent-child problems, substance abuse, mental health issues, and any other challenges that impact the family’s well-being and functioning.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a trained therapist or counselor leads a group of individuals who come together to discuss and work on their emotional and psychological issues. In group therapy, participants share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with others in the group. The group setting allows members to offer and receive support, feedback, and insights from one another.
If you would like to join the waitlist for a parenting or fibromyalgia support group, please contact me.
Counseling for workplace conflict assists individuals with relationship issues at work. I provide clients with individual assistance when work-related issues are affecting their mental health. For resolving conflicts through conversation between coworkers, partners, or employees, I highly recommend Kim Best of Best Conflict Solutions.