Judith M Browne PsyD
Good therapy is not a one-size-fits-all model,
so finding the right therapist and approach is essential
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, without the side effects and with longer lasting results.
I focus on developing mindfulness skills - an essential element in making lasting change, and understanding the neuroscience and philosophy behind it. Mindfulness can help you to make conscious choices and to break habitual patterns. It is beneficial in learning how to control and change your thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
In session I frequently use clinical hypnosis, creative visualization, bilateral stimulation (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) in conjunction with psychotherapy to reach the subconscious mind, so the desired insight or change can happen faster. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth for which they are striving.
As most of the work in therapy occurs outside the therapist's office, I usually have suggested “homework” for you to do between sessions. This can included simple personality tests (MBTI, Enneagram, and Attachment Styles), YouTube videos, readings, journaling, mindfulness and meditation practices, and simple challenges - this is all to help you get to your goals faster.
My clients appreciate that I am not your average “cookie cutter” therapist. You won’t find me nodding endlessly like a bobblehead. You know what I mean. My approach is 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.
Clients who do well with my approach come ready to work and understand that I’m not going to wave my magic therapy wand and have their problems disappear. Additionally, they have the capacity to be self-reflective, are open to new perspectives, are motivated, and are seeking personal growth.
How to work through issues and blocks effectively so they don’t sabotage you or your goals
Deprogramming and restructuring beliefs that do not serve you
Developing a greater sense of self-esteem and confidence - and how to deal with those critical thought bastards that want to take it away
Feeling more alive, present, and excited about your life - Engaging in the amazing world around you
How to transform from a major life transition into the awesome woman you always knew you were meant to be
Develop a tool box of effective coping skills for anxiety, stress, and depression
A life with a greater sense of meaning and purpose
Living a life based on YOUR values and moral compass outside the “normal/mainstream” with less stress and isolation
Individuals I don’t work with:
Individuals who are currently in crisis
Those who are actively suicidal
Have been hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder with in the last two years
Have any severe mental illness: including but not limited to Schizophrenia, Dissociative Identity Disorder; Antisocial, Paranoid, Schizotypal, Borderline or Dependent Personality Disorders.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Arizona. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology - An APA Accredited Program.
Personally, I am dedicated to my own growth and evolution as well as that of others. I am intrigued by the mysteries of human consciousness and fascinated with the healing potentials of plant medicines, and other alternative methods of healing. I continually attend trainings and seminars as I love learning and exposing myself to new ideas, skills, and people. I am a voracious reader of fiction, nonfiction, and yes, even peer review journals. I have a regular meditation/contemplation practice, which has made a huge difference in the quality of my own life. And all the skills and tools I teach my clients - I use them in my own life as well.
My dissertation topic: A Critical Literature Review of Current Studies of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Safety and Efficacy of Tryptamine-Psychedelics, MDMA, and Ketamine.
"We are caged by our cultural programming. Culture is a mass hallucination,
and when you step outside the mass hallucination you see it for what it's worth."
What I want you to gain from working with me - my hope is to give you tools you can use into the future:
I provide in-person and secure video-based psychotherapy in Arizona.