My Approach To Psychotherapy
I firmly believe in the mind-body connection and in our ability to heal ourselves. I have seen it happen countless times so I know you can get there too.
It is not as easy as taking a pill and it often requires changes in your mindset and your lifestyle. Psychotherapy is really Soul work.
Did you know that psychotherapy produces neurobiological changes in your brain similar to that of psychotropic drugs - meaning that psychotherapy can be as effective as the medications commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety but without the side effects and with longer lasting results.
Psychotherapy helps reveal old patterns of thinking, feeling, and being that have been hardwired into your brain by your culture and your environment that keep you stuck. Once these patterns are identified they can be altered and transformed into healthier and more effective patterns.
I also teach you how to raise your baseline frequency which not only improves your overall well-being but can get you to your treatment goals faster.
I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to help them attain the personal growth and results they are striving for. Some of these techniques used during sessions include mindfulness, breathwork, clinical hypnosis, creative visualization, bilateral stimulation (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping), and tuning forks.
As most of the work in therapy occurs outside the therapist's office, I usually have suggested practices for you to do between sessions. These can include journal exercises, readings, mindfulness/meditation practices, energy work, YouTube videos and simple challenges - this is all to help you get to your goals faster.
Clients who do well with my approach are those who have a natural curiosity about themselves and the world around them and are open to new perspectives, are motivated, spiritual, and are seeking personal growth and comfortable with a little woo woo.
My clients do appreciate that I am not your average “cookie cutter” therapist. I will not be nodding endlessly like a bobblehead. My approach can be a bit more direct and straightforward. I am not going to tiptoe around your issues - you don’t have time for that. I do use humor and occasionally a few cuss words.
Individuals I don’t work with:
I don’t work with individuals who are currently in crisis, are actively suicidal, or in active addiction, have been hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder within the last two years, or who are dealing with a severe mental illness: including but not limited to Schizophrenia, Dissociative Identity Disorder; Antisocial, Paranoid, Schizotypal, Borderline or Dependent Personality Disorders.
While some of my most rewarding experiences were supporting people healing through these issues, I am currently not able to provide the level of care needed to best meet the needs of these individuals in my private practice.
Arizona School of Professional Psychology - An APA Accredited Program.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Arizona
Certified National Health Service Psychologist.
Registered out-of-state telehealth provider in Florida.
My dissertation topic: A Critical Literature Review of Current Studies of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Safety and Efficacy of Tryptamine-Psychedelics, MDMA, and Ketamine.