My approach in individual psychotherapy is guided by the patient’s goals. Where appropriate and helpful, sessions may combine an insight oriented approach with skills based training. I frequently integrate the following treatment modalities into my work with individual patients: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Motivational Interviewing; and psychodynamic psychotherapies.
Some patients may come to therapy to focus on specific issues or target specific symptoms. In such cases, the treatment may entail learning new skills to deal with these discrete problems. Others may however be considering changes in one or more domains of their life, personal or professional, with a view to a more meaningful career or to healthier relationships, for example. This kind of process may involve examining your subjective experience in greater depth and developing a greater understanding of your needs; your emotional life; your relationship patterns; and your beliefs about yourself and others.