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    Types of Therapy

    Psychodynamic Therapy

    Focuses on gaining insight on how your subconscious is influencing your conscious behavior and thoughts. This includes identifying defense mechanisms that developed due to painful memories or feelings. Psychodynamic Theory is great for people looking to explore the roots and origins of current issues and develop a long term relationship with a therapist.

    Ketamine Assisted Therapy 

    I am a Journey Clinical KAP Provider.
    I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
    (KAP), the use of ketamine as a complement to psychotherapy. I deliver
    KAP in my practice in partnership with an organization called Journey
    Clinical, which has a specialized medical team that determines eligibility
    for KAP, prescribes the ketamine, & supports us in monitoring outcomes.
    If you would like to explore the possibility of working with me on KAP,
    please e-mail me to discuss eligibility and
    next steps.

    I also offer integration sessions for those of you who may have already done a KAP session on your own. For more information check out my page Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

    Internal Family Systems Therapy

    Internal Family Systems is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a client’s internal “parts” and “Self.” To achieve balance and harmony within your internal system. In IFS, the mind is considered to be naturally made up of multiple sub-personalities or families within each individual’s mental system. These sub-personalities take on different roles, such as an inner critic, firefighters, exiles or managers that can consist of painful feelings like anger and shame.

    The goal of Internal Family Systems is to have compassion for the wounded parts of you to heal your past and gain control of your future. IFS is an evidence-based practice used to treat a range of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. IFS is not a time limited therapy, there is no set end point. 

    Attachment Based Therapy

    Attachment Based Therapy focuses on the connection or attachment that was formed with your primary care givers as an infant and how that impacts your current emotional and physical relationships. Attachment Based Therapy is great for people looking to rebuild trust and support in your relationships to help treat anxiety or depression.

    Emotion Focused Therapy 

    Emotion Focused Therapy is focused on reshaping and restructuring your emotional experience. The goal is for one to have an increased awareness and acceptance for their emotions and learn to use that information to avoid negative behaviors. For couples this includes expanding and re-organizing emotional responses between partners and with yourself. The goal is to create a secure bond between partners. With individuals it looks at creating a corrective experience that will model a secure and stable relationship with others and yourself.

    Pre-Marital Therapy

    In pre-marital counseling, we will likely bring up topics that you’ve discussed with your partner previously, as well as subjects you hadn’t considered before. This fresh perspective from an objective third party will uncover new details from your partner. This is also an excellent time for us to find unexpected areas where you disagree, and give you the tools to handle possible future conflict.

    A great tool to utilize is Prepare-Enrich. This tool is “one of the most widely researched assessment tools.” Each partner takes an extensive assessment and the assessment will provide a clearer view of your relationship. This is an approach that tailors to your relationship allowing you to get to a deeper level.

    * These definitions are meant to give an idea of what type of therapy I specifically am trained in and practice.