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My Approach

I have received training in a number of therapy modalities including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

That being said, if you are looking for a highly structured or particular treatment approach, I may not be the right therapist for you! I prefer to use a more blended approach that draws from all of my training and experience, and is flexible depending on the particular issues you want to address each session. For example, during one session we may go over a particular skill or tool that could be helpful for you. Then the next session, perhaps you have had a frustrating conversation with your partner that you want to process and talk through. In my experience (both as a therapist and as a client!), life continues to happen in the background, and we may need to shift or adapt what we prioritize working on depending on what is happening in your life. 

A note about cultural humility

Cultural humility in a nutshell means that one understands that they are limited in their knowledge of cultural beliefs and experiences other than their own, and that they are committed to learning from others and reflecting upon their own biases, assumptions, and beliefs. What it means for me is that I consistently examine the way that my identity as a white, heterosexual, cisgendered, middle-class woman influences the way I look at and experience the world. I do this by seeking out training, supervision, advocacy, professional and social opportunities that expand my worldview and expose me to ways of being and thinking that are different than those I am the most comfortable with. I also recognize that no amount of training can substitute for simply asking someone directly about their cultural beliefs and values rather than making assumptions. If you have questions or concerns about cultural humility, please feel free to call or email me and let’s chat about it!