My Toolkit

Therapy is something people usually come to when they are in crisis or having a difficult time.

 This can make choosing a therapist challenging. I am happy to speak with you over the phone to help you gather more information. I find that this initial contact helps to ease the process of deciding if you want to meet or to start therapy.

DBT: Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy was developed by Marsha Linehan and is a skill-based treatment found to be effective in emotion regulation, improving interpersonal skills, use of mindfulness and coping with distress. Research indicates it is effective in treating adults and adolescents with issues including impulsive behaviors, intense emotions and self-harming behaviors.

CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

An impressive body of research demonstrates that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy benefits the greatest number of patients suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. CBT is different from traditional insight-oriented/talk therapy in that it focuses on teaching people new ways to live their lives and new skills for managing anxiety and depression. It is very interactive and goal-oriented and includes between-session “homework” assignments to help patients solidify gains.

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that provides rapid relief through reprocessing information and negatively-held beliefs about the self. Research is expanding its application in areas including: trauma, phobias, anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders, sexual/physical abuse and neglect histories. It can also be used for performance enhancement and emotional regulation.

MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Jon Kabat Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to treat stress and chronic pain. This form of mindfulness has been found to improve people’s sense of well-being, manage stress, improve focus and increase emotional regulation. I began studying yoga and meditation in my 20s, so incorporating this into my work was a natural fit.