Having a successful therapy relationship translates into successful relationships outside of the therapy room. Therapy is a place to practice skills, and to feel safe enough to be open, vulnerable, and collaborative.
While I’m versed in a variety of tools, what’s most important is that we find what fits for you. I’ll start by getting to know you: your strengths, your challenges, and your world view.
As appropriate, I’ll draw on different techniques like mindfulness, self-compassion, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Improved coping, problem-solving, emotional regulation, and self-soothing skills will likely be part of our plan. I’ll always welcome your feedback about what’s working and what isn’t. My job is to adapt to you.
My primary way of working with teenagers is through family therapy, and I explain why this is such an effective approach here. Sometimes, though, individual therapy is a better choice, and then I’m also focusing on creating a healthy collaboration and a partnership.
Finding the right fit is key. I’d love to hear from you.