Therapeutic Interventions

In my clinical work I pull from various techniques and skill-sets depending on your needs as a client. These are the interventions that I use most frequently in my practice. All of the interventions listed below are commonly accepted in the counseling community and are evidenced based.  

Person Centered Therapy

This perspective highlights your natural ability towards healing. Techniques include non-judgemental listening and asking intentional questions to help you draw your own new insights and conclusions. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

This practice is heavy on coping skills. These are profound skills- numerous clients have stated that these should be taught in grade school. Of course, it all starts with listening and compassion. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on the way that your thinking is connected to your emotions. This practice focuses on unhelpful thoughts that hold you back and teaches skills to re-shape your thinking. 

Mindfulness Based Therapy

Mindfulness is about quieting your mind. Mindfulness skills have been used to successfully cope with a wide range of mental health struggles. These skills stress the importance of staying in the present moment and can help provide peace.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Some people come in and know exactly what they need to talk about and the 50 minute session can feel too short! This is not always the case. For many, it can be hard to know where to begin. Don’t worry if this is you! I can ask you questions to jog your thinking and get the conversation going. Ultimately, you hold the answers and my job is to help you uncover them. 

This is a big question. Therapy offers many avenues of healing- so it helps in different ways for different people. For some of us, the accountability that it provides is essential. For others, the educational aspect of learning coping skills and learning about psychological principals is what is needed. Therapy also helps us gain new insight and explore our emotional experiences. Sometimes things get jumbled in our heads and sometimes the people in our lives are too close to the situation to provide an unbiased perspective. 

If it would help you to feel more comfortable, by all means feel free to bring a support person. This is especially common during the first few sessions as you are getting to know me. Over time it is common to transition away from attending therapy with your support person. The conversations we have in therapy are extremely personal and it is essential that you be able to express yourself honestly and without censoring yourself. Please keep this in mind if you are considering bringing a friend or a partner into your session. Finally, I do not offer couples therapy at this time. 

Each session is 50 minutes long. Some people choose to come in weekly, some come in bi-weekly, and still some come in one time per month. This depends on a number of factors, including severity of your struggles, your personal schedule, and affordability. I encourage you to attend therapy as often and for as long as you feel that you are benefiting. I encourage you to use therapy to work on concrete goals. We will check in on your progress towards these goals periodically throughout our time working together.