Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, where you will learn to challenge negative thoughts and behaviors, and Exposure Therapy, where you will learn to conquer the traumatic experiences of your past and grow into a person who is not defined by their trauma.
According to the American Psychological Association, CPT has been proven to be effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters.
CPT is generally delivered over 12-16 sessions and can help you create a new understanding and conceptualization of the traumatic event so that the trauma reduces its ongoing negative effects on your life.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was created by psychologist Marsha Linehan to treat Borderline Personality Disorder and suicidal thoughts.
Today, DBT is used to treat self-harm, depression, and some personality disorders.
I teach and use DBT skills to help my clients build their ability to tolerate stressful situations, communicate their needs to others, handle tough emotions, and practice mindfulness.
Depression and anxiety are caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and stressful events, people, and situations (“triggers”) that we encounter in life.
Through a variety of therapeutic techniques, we can learn to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety, treat the causes of these symptoms, and restore life to balance and wholeness.
My doctoral research focuses on the relationship between financial literacy and depression and anxiety, as issues with careers and money can so often negatively affect our moods.
I am here to help you navigate the highs and lows and become the person you are called to be.