My theoretical orientation and approach to psychotherapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT.
CBT 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.
Each session is structured in 6 parts:
We build a bridge between our previous session and the present moment. What new issues came up? What did you learn from our homework? What new insights have you had?
This is one of the most important parts of the session – we set an agenda for our session together. This allows you to relax, assured that we have time to discuss everything that’s important to you.
Based on the challenge at hand, I will guide you through exercises and techniques to help you move through the present situation.
4. AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS
These are the thoughts that quickly happen throughout the day, and often you are not even aware of them, but you are very familiar with the emotions that they create within you, which affect your behavior, mood, and choices. We will identify and evaluate your automatic thoughts and provide interventions, so they don’t have such a big impact on your life.
5. CORE BELIEFS
How we view ourselves impacts the way we function in the world, affects our relationships with other people, and shapes how we view the future. We will dive deep into the root of your core beliefs (I’m not worthy, I’m not lovable, no one likes me) to help you stop repeating dysfunctional behaviors and self-limiting patterns.
Lasting transformation can only occur when you take the lessons out of the therapy room, and into your life. I will give you practical assignments and tasks to use between sessions to help you learn new behaviors and greater self-awareness.