I mainly work through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) frameworks with my clients in individual therapy. However, I believe that each client is unique with unique needs and thus with collaboration with the client I make sure that treatment is specifically tailored for them. In addition to general CBT techniques I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Some of the presenting problems that clients come to me for are:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Life Transition Difficulties
Relationship conflict and issues
Individual session are 50 minutes long and I usually advise clients, especially at the beginning of treatment, to meet on a weekly basis. Once, we come up with a treatment plan and set goals for therapy, then the frequency of sessions can increase or decrease accordingly.
Starting Couple Therapy can often be daunting for a variety of reasons; partners may not be on the same page with regard to their attitude and motivation for therapy, they may feel ashamed or embarrassed about talking about their issues with a third party, they may find it challenging to discuss difficult and sensitive topics with their partner, and for many other reasons.
I believe couples therapy should be s safe and non judgmental space for couples to be able to freely and safely work on the challenges of their relationships. Whether that means staying together, ending the relationship or changing the relationship. In my work as a couples therapist, I see myself as an agent who will facilitate the conversation and dialogue between the partners while holding a safe and empathic space for both.
Couples Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. I initially advise couples to meet with me on a weekly basis however, once we have a clear treatment goal, the frequency of sessions can increase or decrease accordingly.
Family is a more than the sum of its parts and members and when something affects one part, all the other parts are impacted by it. In my work with families, I never see only one member as “the issue or problem.” I firmly believe that “problems” in families are complex and need to be understood by understanding each individual member as well as the societal, historical, cultural, religious, racial, and generational aspects and factors that impact the family.
I work with all members of the family, and strive to create a safe and empathic space where everyone can feel understood and heard. We will identify the goals of therapy together and I will help members understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors within the context of their families so that they can work together towards their goals.
Family Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and I ask my clients to meet on a weekly basis, especially at the beginning. Once we have set goals for the treatment, the frequency of sessions and decrease or increase accordingly.