CBT is a form of therapy that helps you evaluate unhelpful and automatic beliefs, implement new, helpful ways of thinking, and coach yourself to think and behave in ways consistent with your goals.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a very goal-focused, directive, and supportive way. All change here starts by creating a therapeutic relationship or an alliance.
Therapeutic alliance means building a framework for our partnership. It is creating trust, authenticity, using feedback, and being transparent.
It can sound very heavy, but we will start exactly where you are right now. As a whole person.
Because you are always more than your experiences, we’ll take time to examine your core values (like family, spirituality, work, managing at home, health, hobbies, and social justice) and set goals based on what you want to be doing more and less of.
We’ll discuss those goals in a specific way to make sure we are on point, problem, solving, and tackling everything that is important. We’ll also create connections from the past week to the current one, so we monitor change from week to week.
- Establish therapeutic relationship
- Pick discussion points
- Evaluate Strategies
- Summarize Action Plan