The most evidenced-based therapy for treating conditions like depression and anxiety, CBT involves changing how we think and act in order to change how we feel. Regular homework assignments serve to practice and improve the skills learned in session. I am certified in an advanced form of CBT known as TEAM-CBT, the use of which can achieve rapid results when an individual has a desire for change and is willing to put in the work.
A centuries-old practice that has more recently found its way into popular culture, Mindfulness involves paying purposeful attention to the present moment without judgment or attachment, allowing ourselves to simply "be" with our experience. Mindfulness practice includes, but is not limited to, meditation, paced breathing, body awareness, and sensory integration.
DBT is particularly helpful for individuals who struggle with intense emotions that cause them to act in self-defeating behaviors, often affecting relationships or resulting in self-harm. It is built around four core modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. While I don't offer DBT in the truest sense (which involves extensive group work), I can teach clients specific skills to improve their overall quality of life.
Using principles of CBT from a trauma-informed perspective, CPT works to treat PTSD by helping people process their traumatic experiences and challenge negative beliefs that have kept them stuck in the past, reliving the trauma again and again.
As a social worker, I will help link you to whatever community services you may need to help you feel safe and supported. I am trained to work with clients from a "person-in-environment" perspective, recognizing that people bring multiple identities to therapy and are influenced by forces such as race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and culture among many others.