While I have extensive training in many different therapy modalities and interventions, I gravitate towards a combination of Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with individuals.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
What Is It?
Emotionally Focused individual Therapy (EFIT) delves into past relationships all the way back to childhood in order to better understand the root cause of an individual’s mental and emotional struggles. Oftentimes addiction or mental and emotional roadblocks are the product of broken family relationships, past abuse, traumatic experiences or chemical imbalances in the brain. EFIT help individuals explore the dominant emotions and patterns in their lives to uncover underlying needs and suppressed feelings. You will be guided through the process of recognizing and validating those thoughts and desires to promote healing and will teach clients methods of communication that will aid in promoting healthy relationships in the future.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs. CBT is considered a “solutions-oriented” form of talk therapy, and rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. CBT particularly explores the conflicts between what we want to do and what we actually do.
What Is It?
How can it help?
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms” – Zen Shin
Under the guidance of a trained experiential therapist, the client can begin to release and explore negative feelings of anger, hurt, or shame as they relate to past experiences that may have been blocked or still linger.