How I Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
I am committed to providing my clients with effective therapies that are grounded in science. I pursued a Master of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology of Mental Health at King’s College London in large part because of their world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN). I wanted to better understand both the mind and the brain as well as learn therapeutic approaches that are proven to help and are backed by rigorous scientific research. IoPPN is a leading research institution dedicated to discovering what causes mental illness and diseases of the brain. Its aim is to help identify new treatments as well as approaches for prevention.
Depending on the situation and the client's wishes, one or several of the approaches below may be indicated. The aim is to find the right set of tools for each individual. This is a collaborative effort and involves commitment on your part to experiment with the different possibilities. The only way to know if an approach, strategy, or tool is helpful is to try it on for size in your daily life.
CBT is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
DBT is a type of talk therapy based on CBT, but specially adapted for people who experience emotions very intensely. The aim of DBT is to help:
Understand and accept difficult feelings
Learn skills to manage them
Become able to make positive changes in your life
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
ACT is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional CBT. ACT (pronounced act, not A-C-T) is designed to increase psychological flexibility and has been applied to a wide variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse. Within ACT, psychological flexibility is considered to be the capacity to adapt to difficult experiences while remaining true to one's values. Benefits of psychological flexibility include better resilience, emotional tolerance, and overall well-being.