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Child therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for children and adults
Couples therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
for children and adults

The Approach 

I like to offer my clients a treatment modality that will support their rapid recovery, help them feel more confident, happy, and hopeful about their future. I utilize a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach called TEAM-CBT. This approach was developed by a psychiatry professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. David Burns. TEAM-CBT has successfully provided a rapid recovery from issues concerning mood, anxiety, and relationship problems. TEAM stands for Testing, Empathy, Assessment of Resistance, and Methods.

T – Testing.  Similarly to your physician, who uses physiological measures like blood pressure, weight, and body temperature, I use psychological measures to better assess and understand your mood.
I use a standard measure to test and collect information concerning your level of happiness, anxiety, safety, anger, and the quality of relationships in your life. Our relationship with others can be a source of happiness or grief, and is valuable to consider when evaluating one's mood. 

E – Empathy. I want to get it! I want to understand what it is like to be you. I want to understand your experience, perspective, what you are telling yourself, and how you feel. Earning my clients' trust is the most humbling and yet, the most rewarding aspect of my work. No cutting-edge tools would have the desired effect without this step.

A – Assessment of resistance. After the Empathy step, I will assess your readiness for the tools I am about to show you. These tools will crush your challenging thoughts and change the way you feel. However, these tools would only work if you truly desire the change with all your heart and are willing to put some effort into making it happen. Once you are ready, I will be there with you and guide you every step of the way. 


M – Methods. Methods are the tools we will use to crush your challenging thoughts, hopefully for good. Although there are over 100 tools, we only need to find one or two that work the best for you. Different methods are used for different problems, but also different personalities.

Exposure treatment is usually the method of choice for treating anxiety-related problems. There are different types of exposure treatment. You can read about it in the treatment page.

Contact me today to learn more about how the TEAM-CBT approach can assist you

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Practice Policies

  • I normally see clients once a week. Sessions are 50 minutes long.

  • Bi-weekly sessions might be recommended for a limited time to boost your skills.

  • Intensives available! You can save yourself the hassle of going to therapy for weeks by attending a weekend intensive. Intensives consolidate several hours of therapy into a day or two over a weekend. Click here to schedule an intensive.

  • Sliding scale available for those who qualify 

  • Accepted forms of payment are checks, credit cards, and Health Spending Account (HSA)

  • I do not take insurance. Please ask your insurance provider about out-of-network coverage

  • Missed appointments and late cancellations delay the progress of our work.                        Canceling without 24-hour notice may entail payment of a full session fee.

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