Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a theoretical approach that helps to slow down your thought process in the attempt to understand what  you believe about yourself, how that makes you feel and what you tend to do about it. I received a part of my education from the Beck Institute – they have great resources and information about CBT.

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems is a theory that assists individuals gain awareness of the complexity of emotions and thoughts that occur on a daily basis. It combines system thinking and the multiplicity of the mind into a tangible and sensible way to understand your psyche. The Center for Self Leadership has great resources and information about this theoretical approach.


Our lives tend to be busy and stressful. Some of us forget to make time for us – and try to cram work (or multiple jobs) exercise, taking care of others and much more into a day. Self care and reflection are vital to our mental well being. If you need help slowing down, check out these free resources for mindfulness meditation.

Pain. We all feel emotional and physical pain – whether we acknowledge it or not. In counseling, I help you move towards emotional pain. If we don’t look at the “monster under the bed” then it will not be understood and accepted, thus continuing to be powerful. In David Whyte’s poem, Pain, he beautifully captures this process in words.


Books I Recommend

Folks ask me for books that I would recommend for anxiety or depression. Here are a few go to’s:

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression

Mind Over Mood


The Courage to Feel 

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