Bloom

My Approach to Therapy

I primarily work from an evidence-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective. "Evidence-based" means that I work to provide treatments that are supported by quality research.  As a therapist working from a CBT perspective, in session we may often explore the way you think and behave, as well as how the ways in which you think and behave can influence your emotions.  While I work to offer clients new perspectives about their concerns, I also encourage clients to feel empowered enough to take proactive measures to change their situation.

 

I also incorporate elements of psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, exposure therapy, and other approaches as appropriate.  

 

There is no cookie-cutter therapy session. You’ll find that I like to check in to make certain that therapy is working effectively for you.  What I bring to the table is an expertise in psychotherapy, but you are the expert on you and the expert on how effective our work together is for you.

 

I strive to make therapy a judgment-free zone, where my clients feel safe expressing any thoughts they wish, no matter how big, how small, or how embarrassing.

 

I am sensitive to diversity concerns, and I enjoy working with clients of all races, ethnicities, and religions, as well as the LGBTQ community.