I practice evidence-based psychotherapy, which is guided by the most current research relevant to the practice of psychotherapy. In my approach to couples and marital therapy, I use the most researched area of couples therapy called the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. I incorporate some approaches of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy when needed.
The models I most commonly use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapy, and Narrative Therapy. When needed, I also integrate treatment components from different therapeutic modalities.
I often use clinical hypnosis as a tool as my psychotherapeutic intervention as a tool. I also use mindfulness-based meditation techniques to obtain a more profound sense of meaning and tranquility.
In conducting psychotherapy, I often employ tools such as homework and tasks that need to be done between the sessions.
I view social, economic, and political contexts as deeply important factors in understanding an individual’s issues.
I do not always discuss these factors but do raise them when awareness seems likely to be helpful.