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At certain times in your life, you are likely to feel overwhelmed by your circumstances, both internal and external. When you are unable to find a path forward, a therapist can play a key role in guiding you towards greater peace of mind. The choice to seek help requires courage, and I'm so glad you are here exploring your options for psychological care.
Over the past 25 years, I have worked as a specialized cognitive-behavioral therapist and have assisted hundreds of individuals with a variety of anxiety and depressive disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) emphasizes the central role that thoughts and behavioral responses play in the activation and maintenance of emotional disorders. Particularly in the areas of anxiety and depression, how one responds matters—and it matters a great deal. What you say to yourself matters, and how you respond behaviorally matters. Your responses can mean the difference between chronic suffering and sustained relief.
The world of cognitive-behavioral therapy has undergone a dramatic change in the
last decade. East has indeed met West, and the tools that psychologists now rely on
to ease suffering find some of their roots in Buddhist or “Eastern” philosophy.
Known as the “third wave,” these newer psychological approaches often highlight the
benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and recalibrating one’s relationship to
upsetting events. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are a few notable approaches that centralize these Eastern principles. I regularly incorporate elements of these approaches into my psychotherapeutic work with clients. This allows for a rich, multi-modal approach.