I combine Psychodynamic, Jungian, and Existential Psychology approaches with cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches. What does this mean? You can Wikipedia more extensive descriptions of these modalities, but psychodynamic “depth” approaches tend to be more long-term and focused around understanding ourselves and our pasts, where our patterns come from, and how we make meaning of our lives. They are relationship-based, meaning that the therapeutic relationship is one venue for exploring our “stuff,” and they can include things like dream-work, therapeutic imagery, myth, story, and imaginal psychology.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy are more in-the-moment, pro-active approaches that emphasize problem solving and changing the way we think so as to change the way we feel. In using these modalities, I incorporate mindfulness, body centered hypnosis, and life coaching techniques.

I also use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a highly effective technique for resolving trauma, and am working toward full EMDRIA certification.