MY THERAPEUTIC METHODS
My work with individuals and couples is based upon several researched areas of psychology that aide in our understanding of how we interact with others, and our environment. These theories, as well, can guide us toward positive and sustained growth.
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is my primary therapeutic method, it acknowledges emotional bonding as one of our deepest human instincts and core to our fundamental human experience. EFT helps identify the habitual, negative pattern that has taken over in distressed couples, works to change the steps of that dance through an emphasis on emotions and their interpersonal impact and gives you a road map to help self-correct in order to allow the closeness, safety, and connection all human beings need in order to thrive.
Attachment Theory Attachment Theory is guided by the assumption that the same motivational system that gives rise to the close emotional bond between parents, and their children is responsible for the bond that develops between adults in emotionally meaningful relationships. Understanding our earlier attachment history can contribute to healing adult relationships.
Mindfulness based practices Once we identify and understand how our core emotions and attachment patterns have sculpted our outward behavior, we must utilize the practice of mindfulness, awareness, and attention, to begin altering the way we express ourselves, so that our relational behaviors begin to facilitate greater connection and love.
Interpersonal Neurobiology Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is primarily a theory and practical working model which describes human development and functioning as being a product of the relationship between the body, mind, and others. Becoming aware of how the brain regulates our nervous system will guide our understanding of feelings of relational safety and threat.