I practice holistic therapy which means I use a variety of evidence-based modalities that access the mind, body, and spirit. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients identify negative patterns of thoughts and beliefs which impact mood, physical health, and behaviors. My goal is to create a supportive space in which I use my passion for teaching and empowering others to help clients like you discover their own power to heal and grow.
Creating change in your life begins with making different choices....talking to the cashier, telling your friend how you really feel, ordering the salmon, taking a class in that subject you love, going for a walk on your break, etc. The techniques learned in therapy can help you interrupt your unhelpful patterns and replace them with better choices that become positive habits. Therapy doesn't have to be scary or stuffy or shameful. In fact, if you are reading these words, you've already taken one of the hardest steps to making change...self-awareness. Change can't happen without it! Good for you! Now keep rolling...
My approach is different from other therapists because I begin with my natural strengths as a teacher and listener. I've also lived with chronic pain (read more about that HERE). I have a unique blend of education and experience in clinical health psychology and nutrition along with training and passion for mind-body/integrative techniques, spiritual psychology, and personal growth. I can help you using evidence-based mainstream treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and accelerated resolution therapy (ART). In addition, I believe that true healing requires more than traditional treatments alone can provide. I love working myself out of a job by giving clients the tools they need to move forward. Once we use those tools to change negative beliefs and subsequent thoughts, then emotions and behaviors improve, and real happiness is uncovered.
My specialities include:
- chronic medical conditions
- life transitions (divorce, grief)
- relationship issues
- low self-esteem/low self-worth
- mood issues related to poor nutrition
- pain management
- pain assessment for spinal cord stimulator
- personal growth
- stress management
- weight loss
- wellness/health optimization
- work/personal life balance
I provide one-on-one in-person therapy at my office or yours. Also, I am available for HIPAA-compliant distance sessions via video conference/Skype or phone. I also facilitate seminars and community presentations.
If choosing a therapist feels overwhelming, check out my blog post to discover Six Strategies for Finding an Amazing Therapist Who is Right for You. If you are looking for help in Washington, DC with weight management and health behavior change, I highly recommend Dr. Robyn Pashby at www.dchealthpsychology.com