Treatment Approaches

There is no specific modality that works for every client. I feel strongly that it is important to treat each individual differently, as no two people have had the exact same life experiences.

Treatment Approaches include, but are not limited to:

Internal Family System (IFS)

I am one of a handful of therapists in all of Monmouth County that has received training in IFS. Essentially, IFS is “talk therapy” in which we work together to understand the different parts of you that make up your internal mental system. Once these are identified, we focus on helping you acknowledge your feelings and perceptions of these suppressed emotions, and ultimately learn how to liberate yourself to address the root causes of what is getting in the way of you living life the way you wish to live it. By applying IFS tools with compassion and care, you will develop more confidence and self-awareness; both of which are critical to your healing.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a modality that helps the client change certain patterns of thinking or behaviors that are interfering with everyday life. The idea behind CBT is that a client’s attitude can shift and feelings can change.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation can be an effective intervention for many different things, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders.

Fundamentally, my use of mindfulness and meditation as a treatment method is to help you “tune in” to your body, and more readily and clearly understand what it is telling you on both a physical and an emotional level. This process also strengthens your ability to tolerate challenging or uncomfortable feelings, and gives you practical tools to respond positively instead of react negatively in real-time to stressors and triggers in your day-to-day life.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

As mentioned on the Trauma page, trauma doesn’t just “go away" because you want it to. It can manifest itself in the body in very unhealthy ways (extreme anger, addictions, etc.).

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) was initially designed for children and adolescents. This model uses meditation and incorporates the ability to tune into your body, so the client can eventually process traumas. I use certain aspects of the model in my work with adults to support structured healing.

Strength-Based Therapy

Strength-based therapy seeks to strengthen your talents, so that you can create a strong, positive mindset to deal with various challenges. A welcome benefit of strength-based therapy is that it also has a positive effect on others, and therefore can dramatically improve your personal and professional relationships.