Counseling & Psychotherapy
I utilize psychodynamic psychotherapy as well cognitive behavioral therapies. When we meet in person, we will determine which approach is best suited to help you meet your goals.
For PTSD & Trauma-Related Concerns
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD is a 12-session, evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) used to treat PTSD in individual and group settings. CPT directly and profoundly targets PTSD symptoms. Used extensively by the VA and Department of Defense, it has been found effective for PTSD related to a wide range of traumas, including sexual, combat, and military, as well as other civilian and childhood traumas. As a CBT intervention, it helps clients identify their thoughts and feelings and consider how they view themselves, others, and the world in the wake of trauma.
Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD is a 15-session psychotherapy for couples (married or partnered, gay or straight) in which one or both partners suffers from PTSD. CBCT helps unify the couple as a team and identifies the PTSD as the adversary. It teaches skills so the couple can work together to address the trauma, and to target PTSD and its negative effect on their lives and relationship.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches clients to monitor and work with thoughts and feelings to change negative behaviors, reduce distress, and decrease symptoms. There are many different CBT treatments for an assortment of issues and conditions. In effect, CBT helps clients learn to become their own therapist.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy, in essence, helps clients examine and separate past from present and build more fulfilling lives for themselves now. It does this, in part, by reflecting on the relationship between client and therapist as an opportunity to examine, uncover, and transform the client’s dysfunctional patterns of relating to oneself and others.