My theoretical orientation and approach to psychotherapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This theoretical orientation is based on the "here and now" type of therapy, which places an emphasis on problem-solving in the present and the future. It is a distinctly positive approach to psychotherapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is useful in resolving issues related to: low self-esteem, lack of confidence, fears and anxieties, depression, problems with relationships including family issues, grief and loss, and money and work issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a structured and directed approach to psychotherapy, and it always includes homework assignments between sessions. The homework may include reading assignments or practicing techniques discussed and learned during sessions. Some of the common CBT techniques implemented during therapy include: Thought Records, Journaling, Recognizing Cognitive Distortions, and Relaxed Breathing.
CBT therapy is based upon the principle that our perceptions (thoughts) affect our emotions, behaviors, and physiological responses. Therefore, changing our perceptions can alter and improve our mood.
My sessions are unique, and tailored to fit your unique goals and challenges. However, this is what you can expect for the general structure of a session.