Short Term Psychotherapy: If your reason for seeking treatment is fairly straightforward, it is possible that you will benefit from short term, solution focused therapy. This treatment style generally involves 8-12 sessions directly addressing the presenting problem using solution focused techniques. This often works for individuals with a fairly positive personal history facing a difficult chapter in life.
Long Term Psychotherapy: This service is intended for those who have faced chronic difficulties with emotions, including longstanding depression, adverse childhood experiences, chronically low self-esteem, or trauma history. Long term psychotherapy assumes that the solution to the problem may take some time to discover, and generally requires multiple phases to treatment including building a trusting relationship, uncovering the sources of the problem, working through the problem, practicing new ways of being in the world, and saying goodbye. Long term therapy can involve anywhere from 6 months to several years of sessions depending on the presenting issue. Sometimes an individual originally presents for short term therapy, and soon discovers that the problems are deeper than expected.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR): I have completed the basic training sequence for EMDR, a specialized approach to therapy designed to remove the lasting impacts of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. EMDR is an evidenced based therapy for the treatment of PTSD and is considered one of the top treatments by the World Health Organization. Extensive research has been conducted on EMDR proving its efficacy. Some clients come to me specifically for EMDR, while others present for other issues and eventually decide to try EMDR for symptom relief as part of a broader treatment approach.
Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations: I complete cognitive and diagnostic evaluations for children and adults. I am contracted with several public agencies to complete evaluations, and also provide private evaluations upon request.