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I am a clinical psychologist and licensed therapist since 2009. My speciality is in depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationships to name a few.
Clinical Psychologist in Rolling Meadows, IL
I appreciate and understand the significance of relationships in our lives particularly intimate relationships. It’s critical for each partner to work hard to meet the other person needs. Unfortunately, we tend to focus more on what we are not getting from each other not on what we are providing. The key sometimes could be to focus on and do our parts without any expectations. I have worked with hundreds of couples throughout my career and in many cases we achieved great outcome.
Many people unfortunately still don’t understand how depression could effect you and your life in every area. They respond by sharing a bad day they went through. Depression is something else. I have worked with many clients who struggle with different levels of depression. Sometimes using CBT could be very effective in the treatment. In different more severe levels, getting to the route course of the issue is essential for a successful treatment.
Anxiety is the most prevalent disorder and of course there are different types and level of anxiety. It also co-occur with many other disorders. We can’t and shouldn’t even expect to get rid of anxiety completely. Otherwise we’ll be careless and not keen to achieve our goals. The key is how to manage our anxiety so it’s not crippling for us. My goal is to provide you with the necessary tools to prevent it before even it takes over your thoughts.
It always depends on where you are at based on the stages of change. I meet you where you at to walk through the journey together. Validating and accepting the way you think and feel is part of the process of MI. That’s not to say agreeing with everything. It just means we need to start somewhere together. I completely understand the resistance part of our beings and that’s why I have to accept and understand genuinely your point in order to open the door for change and more growth.
DBT is an integrative approach that borrows from several other modalities. I’m certified DBT therapist and have been using it with my clients successfully for long time. I have written about this approach several articles, which made me appreciate more. It usually works with many different individuals or at least some parts of it. Distress tolerance and emotional regulation for example we all can benefit from. Besides, it keeps the essential parts of therapy in mind. It’s a lot to be said here.
Cognitive behavior therapy is the most used and studied approach. It has been showing to be effective with anxiety and depression the most. However, I don’t believe it should be used all the time and with every client. That’s why I believe other approaches should be used in some situations and with particular individuals. For example when the issues are routed in our childhoods, CBT alone won’t be the best approach. Instead, psychodynamic could be the answer.