Areas of Expertise
I use a variety of methods to help my clients overcome anxiety and depression. Your treatment is totally customized to you.
During Play Therapy I use a type of psychotherapy in which a child is encouraged to reveal feelings and conflicts in play rather than by verbalization. This allows the child an opportunity to express them selves without having to use their words and gives them a platform to share in a safe environment.
With the use of Mindfulness I approach Anxiety utilizing grounding techniques to tackle Anxiety and Panic attacks to give relief both in the moment and in maintenance for the anxiety. You will find in practicing Mindfulness that you have control over the anxiety rather than it having control over you.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
During Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (or CBT), I utilize psychotherapy that combines cognitive therapy with behavior therapy by identifying faulty or maladaptive patterns of thinking, emotional response, or behavior and substituting them with desirable patterns of thinking, emotional response, or behavior.
Creative Expression Therapy
During Creative Expression Therapy, we would use different medias to express emotions through the use of art. The goal of Creative Expression Therapy is not to be good at art but to be willing to express yourself through using the different techniques whether it be painting, drawing, coloring, or creating a mural to symbolize an event in your life that is too difficult to talk about.
With Experiential Therapy, I use expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, animal care, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships. The focus would be on the activities and, through the experience, begins to identify emotions associated with success, disappointment, responsibility, and self-esteem. With this technique, you can begin to release and explore negative feelings of anger, hurt, or shame as they relate to past experiences that may have been blocked or still linger.
Solution Focused Therapy
During Solution-Focused Therapy, I utilize the theory of future-focused, goal-directed, focusing on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought you to therapy. So, the goal is to solve the problem vs. exploring the “why” so the therapy is brief and focused.