I believe in a collaborative, empathic, personalized, and holistic approach to the counseling process.
Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
Many adolescents, young adults, and adults I have worked with have been interested in goal-setting, and improving performance in either work, school, college, sports, music, art, writing, or another endeavor. Coaching helps to meet these needs in a very direct way.
CBT can be a great tool to improve mental health. Over the last ten years, I have practiced CBT, and use techniques such as cognitive appraisal, and cognitive restructuring to help decrease maladaptive cognitions while increasing positive, healthy cognitions. CBT is not just about your thoughts. It considers the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health too.
While CBT is a great tool, there are outstanding therapies that can supplement CBT and be integrated together. I draw on some techniques from positive psychology, mindfulness, and developmental-behavioral analysis.