Treatment Philosophy

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

~ Mary Engelbreit

I believe that our own thoughts, feelings and even our day-to-day behaviors, have an impact on our emotional and mental well-being. We each have messages we have received throughout our lives that playback in our minds. These messages can be empowering and useful to us.  It may be the belief that “I can do anything I set my mind to” or the thought that “this too shall pass.” These messages can be helpful in getting us through difficult times and as we strive to become better people.

However, sometimes these messages and  supposed truths are negative. Thoughts like “I’m no good” or “I deserve to be punished,” can start to dictate a person’s life. These messages are distorted  and emotionally unhealthy. When people believe these thoughts to be true, they often change their behaviors and begin to make different life choices, which can often be self-destructive.  Overall, these thoughts are mentally toxic and tend to hold people back from a more satisfying life.

Although I often utilize a cognitive behavioral approach in treatment, I consider my method of therapy eclectic. I find an eclectic approach is the best way to ensure I am meeting the needs of my patients. For more information on different therapeutic approaches, please click on the following link:

Description of different therapeutic methods

I hope that we can work together as a collaborative team to explore the different aspects of your life that may be holding you back from a more emotionally healthy life.