My treatment orientation is cognitive-behavioral. My approach involves helping my clients progress from a state of confusion or unawareness to gaining psychological insight into their personal issues. I believe that clients work best when they experience cognitive dissonance and proceed to make a cognitive commitment or acceptance of their particular problems. Once insight and acceptance are evident, I help them with strategies for making behavioral changes consistent with their cognitive intentions. This process allows them to make more appropriate personal decisions and accept responsibility for their behaviors. The end result of this process is self-empowerment.
Psychotherapy, based on psychological theory and research, provides opportunities for individuals to learn, to cope with, and to resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts and dilemmas. This is accomplished by seeing individuals on a one-on-one basis, as couples, in groups, or in families. The treatment approaches listed below may be used alone or in various combinations.
- Individual, Couple, & Group Psychotherapy
- Relationship Counseling
- Relaxation Training & Therapies
- Brief Topical Workshops
- Psychoeducational Training
- Relationship Breakup
- Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
Anger / Aggression Management
- Acculturative Stress