I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, couples, and families. I hold a degree of Masters of Science in clinical psychology. I practice therapies supported by the most up-to-date research as the effective treatments for a different range of mental and emotional issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, bipolar, self-esteem, anger, relationship conflicts, and stress. Modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness interventions, emotionally focused couple therapy, and brief strategic family therapy are a few examples of the treatments I use.
My approach in therapy is active. I work based on the assumption that clients are able to achieve rapid and significant changes in their behaviors. I facilitate this change by helping them expand their psychological flexibility through systematic and experiential exercises. The interventions used in this approach help clients access alternative ways of “problem solving” that utilize the resources beyond the “overactive” and “common-sense” mind.
First, I help my clients make a clear definition of the problem they want to solve. Next, the goals of therapy are defined in a collaborative fashion following the clarification of the problem. Once the desired goals are determined, a plan and a roadmap is designed to achieve them. Through the course of therapy, I coach my clients on implementing their plan step by step. During this journey my clients get a chance to examine their fears which has kept them away from achieving their heart desire.