I believe the best therapy gives us the chance to be ourselves and learn about ourselves in relationship with another human being.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisville, KY
I have a wealth of experience with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and have been trained in some of the newer "third wave" of CBTs, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). The principles behind Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) guide my practice. I try and balance the older model of challenging one's thoughts with some of the newer ideas about decentering from one's thoughts and emotions.
I believe that one of the greatest minds psychology has ever seen was Carl Rogers, the developer of person-centered therapy and one of the leading minds of the humanistic movement in the middle of the 20th century. I try hard to practice unconditional positive regard, congruence, and accurate empathy with each of my clients.
I utilize existential, narrative, and humanistic methods to start and build a dialogue alongside the men with whom I work. Men have to manage unique sociocultural stressors throughout their lives, including the balance between work and home life, raising children, responding to our own fathers being absent or ambivalent during our childhoods, and retirement. I believe that masculinity has an important place in the world and I thoroughly enjoy promoting a modern perspective.
At their root, I view any personality disorder as behaviors that worked for us at one time but don’t work anymore. Employing a combination of methods, including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy, I enjoy helping others recognize their inherent value.
A strong relationship between a therapist and their client is one of the signatories of growth, potential, and healing. I leverage the evidence-based principles behind therapeutic teamwork and draw from psychodynamic, relational, and behavioral modalities, specifically including the research surrounding Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I also employ the research of Peter Fonagy and others to assist clients with considering a reflective or mindful approach to their lives.
I see Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as a wide therapeutic tradition from which I can draw from to apply research-supported means of change. I’ve received advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and the principles behind Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) guide my work. I try blend the older cognitive model of challenging your thoughts with the newer research on decentering from our ideas, beliefs, and emotions.
Attachment theory is one of the bedrocks upon which I have built my own approach and skill set. Just as we can be grievously injured in relationship, we can grow and heal in one too. I know that our earliest experiences are the legs upon which our more mature lives stand on and sometimes we need a helping hand to explore areas of life that remain untested or parts of ourselves that we’d prefer not to know about.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a way of doing therapy that leverages the empirical information we have about what works for whom on the therapist/client relationship. I like to balance the approach of challenging one's thoughts from the older cognitive-behavioral models with the newer approaches of "third wave" CBTs, like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).
Anxiety is the most common behavioral health condition and can be one of the most disabling. Thankfully, there’s no need to feel trapped in avoidance, fear, and resentment. I treat most forms of anxious thoughts and feelings, including diagnoses of PTSD and OCD, and I’m trained in multiple research-informed treatments. That includes Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) and Inference-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (ICBT).