pathwayMy practice is largely built around the core principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  CBT is an empirically validated, present-oriented, therapeutic approach which helps my clients learn to evaluate and modify the dysfunctional thinking patterns and behaviors that perpetuate their feelings of emotional distress.  CBT requires the active participation of a client in order for them to “rewrite” emotionally unhealthy thinking and behavioral patterns.  Active participation in CBT generally requires the client to “practice” interventions discussed in session as “homework” in order for those healthier patterns of behavior and thinking to be integrated into one's daily life.  By thinking and acting even a little differently, one can make positive changes to their own emotions.  Keep in mind that CBT, like any new skill such as learning to type, driving a car or playing a new sport, takes time to learn. Consistent repetition and application is usually required in the beginning of treatment to gain the most benefit in the shortest amount of time.  My clients find CBT helpful since it essentially demystifies how to feel better emotionally by teaching skills they can use the rest of their lives to reduce or alleviate emotional distress.

If you have any questions about whether or not CBT can be helpful for your issue of concern, please feel free to contact me so we can discuss your situation in greater detail.