Education is not always in a classroom or a textbook, it is where you find it.
Do not skip the little things in life, or those events that one would rather avoid. For it is these events that you which to fast-forward that can make all the difference, and could be the most important – inspired by the movie “Click”
Counselors give advice. Unsure about what to do? They’ll tell you. This is comforting. This is helpful. This, however, is not therapy. Therapy is giving a patient, through open-ended questions and carefully timed interpretations, the ability to solve their own problems. Its goal is emotional release, insight, and growth.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) #9127
NM, Psychologist, PSY1643
KS, Psychologist, LP2178
Post-Doctoral Masters of Science, Clinical Psychopharmacology, Alliant International University
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Masters of Science, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Masters of Arts, Forensic Psychology, Castleton State College
My approach to treatment goes beyond CBT. As one client described: “Your opening technique is CBT, like a boxer’s jab. If this fails, then you use ACT like a boxer’s right cross.” Stated in another away, in addition to competencies in CBT, I also have a therapeutic approach heavily influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999). Unlike CBT, the ACT model utilizes mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive diffusion, and other strategies to promote psychological health. This therapeutic approach addresses the notion that the mind is constantly running and cannot be directly changed. Rather than struggling to change thoughts, the goal of treatment is focusing on what clients really want in life and changing their behaviors, despite thoughts attempting to thwart these achievements. In my therapeutic approach, when clients struggle or obsess about their thinking, rather than persist with CBT techniques like a “failing jab”, ACT can be a powerful alternative to address psychological suffering. In CBT, the method is directly addressing symptoms and eliminating them. ACT looks to accept symptoms without struggling to change, while cultivating meaningful activities to achieve a valued life.
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