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.
Borderline Personality Disorder
College & graduate student issues
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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