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My approach to traditional talk therapy is attachment-based and insight oriented. I primarily draw on four theoretical models to develop effective and individualized treatment plans.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) explores the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The goal is to identify and change unhelpful and negative thinking patterns, and find new ways of viewing situations and new perspectives. This approach is problem-solving and goal-oriented.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) creates corrective emotional experiences within an affirming therapeutic relationship. AEDP is premised on the belief that disorders of emotion and relationship are rooted in an early childhood history of traumatic emotional states. Non-pathologizing and healing-oriented.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) focuses on understanding the Inner Self. IFS assumes that we all have parts within us that fulfill both healthy and unhealthy roles. The Inner Critic and Perfectionism are examples of parts. The goal of therapy is to achieve balance within this internal system, so that one part does not dominate.
Relational Psychotherapy helps clients address relational challenges, whether from family or intimate partners. Relational psychotherapy holds that healthy relationships are essential to human well-being. When these connections are conflicted or absent, mental and emotional problems can result. The goal of therapy is to develop supportive, health, lasting relationships.
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