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My Counseling Approach

How I DO What I DO!

My theoretical foundation draws from  Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  Other counseling approaches are utilized when appropriate and are derived from influences during my training.


Internal Family Systems

IFS is a therapeutic approach that explores and works with different aspects of the self, referred to as "parts." In IFS, it is believed that individuals consist of a system of inner parts that may have different thoughts, feelings, and intentions. The goal of IFS therapy is to help you understand and navigate these parts, fostering self-awareness, healing, and integration.  More information on IFS can be found at

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT focuses on exploring relationships among a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It uncovers unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. It works to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs. The core principles are identifying negative or false beliefs and testing or restructuring them.


Together, I use these counseling modalities to invoke moments that:
1. Target your goals of interest
2. Help you explore and resolve contradictory thoughts or feelings
3. Identify thinking or behavior patterns that serve as toxic barriers
4. Ultimately empower healthy styles of living

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