Some individuals know they want to be in therapy but are unsure where to start or what to work on. Or sometimes individuals just want an open and listening presence as they share their concerns. This is where traditional talk therapy can best be used. In traditional talk therapy we work together to find new approaches to your concerns. Talk therapy sums up what most individuals imagine therapy to be like: the magic is in the conversation between client and therapist.
Approaches to talk therapy can include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: finding a more effective way to think.
Dialectical Behavioral therapy: skills to change your responses to your emotions and distress.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: noticing your thoughts and emotions rather than being your thoughts and emotions. Pausing, reflecting, and broadening your awareness to yourself and your human experiences.
Motivational Interviewing: getting yourself more set and determined for the change you are seeking.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: non-judgmentally being able to stop yourself in automatic thoughts and habits, slow down, and choose where to redirect your intention and direction.
I have training in each of these modalities and will use them interchangeably depending on the course of each session.