Evidence-based therapy utilizes methods that have been scientifically validated to have positive outcomes.
Some of the approaches that I favor and specialize in are cognitive-behavioral therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, the Matrix Model, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. These interventions can help my clients work through depression, anxiety, traumas, relationship problems, addictions, and many other obstacles that keep them feeling “stuck”.
While I very much value the tools available through evidence-based therapies, I believe that psychotherapy is not a “one size fits all” procedure; it is a highly individualized process that requires great creativity and flexibility. This means that I have to be able to think on my feet (even though I’m usually sitting) and be prepared with techniques from other therapeutic modalities when applicable. And, while it is necessary to collect some information about your history to better understand your challenges, my techniques do not involve a drawn out exploration of your childhood or unconscious mind.