The goal of counseling is to help people enhance their coping skills so they can manage life’s transitions and unexpected challenges in the most constructive ways.
I work with adolescents and adults in both individual and couples therapy to address a wide range of problems and disorders including but not limited to those related to:
- Communication difficulties
- School and/or work performance
- Grief and loss
As a therapist, I concentrate on helping clients gain skills to cope more effectively. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach, which is based on the premise that emotions and behaviors stem from thoughts. It is a psycho-social approach that focuses on challenging and changing distorted thoughts and their resulting behaviors. It’s one of the most effective means of treatment to develop personal coping strategies and greater emotional regulation. And because it’s problem-focused and action-oriented, it allows people to achieve results.
By examining a person’s thoughts, we can explore new thoughts and perspectives that can change one’s mood and subsequent way of thinking.
The benefit of this approach is that you can positively impact your mood and achieve a greater sense of well-being, even if external events or situations do not change.