Mental Health Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
My belief is that everyone can benefit from therapy and having the support of an unbiased person to talk to.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the belief that our thoughts create our feelings, and that if we change our negative thinking our feelings will change. CBT says that it is not the event which causes the emotion (and our behavioral reaction) but the meaning we give that event - or what we think ABOUT that event.
You can CHANGE the way you FEEL.
The very instant you stop believing distorted thoughts, your feelings will change. Epictetus the Greek philosopher in the first century, said: "Men are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them”
There are many powerful tools that have been developed to help you change your negative thoughts and feelings. Therapy will help you learn how to use those tools to make changes in your life and relationships. Negative distorted thoughts tell us “once everything falls into place, I will feel peace”. Therapy helps you find your peace and then everything falls into place. Therapy can help you discover the true source of your unhappiness, anxiety and relationship problems.
When people begin therapy, they often believe that their distress is never going to end.
Therapy helps people understand that they can do something to improve their situation.
That leads to changes that enhance healthy behavior, whether it’s improving relationships, expressing emotions better, doing better at work or school, or thinking more positively. The key to therapy is receiving feedback from someone you have learned to trust that can help you change.
Mental Health Therapy Services
While some issues and problems respond best to a particular model of therapy, what seems to be critical and important is the therapeutic alliance and relationship with your therapist. Feeling that your therapist understands you and is warm, supportive and concerned is necessary for change.
Therapy works best when it is collaborative and focused on a specific problem or emotion that you want help with. Depression, habits and addictions, anxiety and relationship problems respond very quickly to this collaborative approach. Your therapist will use a variety of methods to assess your progress and how you feel about the therapeutic relationship. Giving and receiving feedback in this transparent way is how you build positive and lasting change.
Under many of our difficulties and problems are self-defeating beliefs, like hopelessness, worthlessness, pleasing others, conflict phobia and perfectionism to name a few. When left unchallenged these beliefs cause much of our emotional pain. Therapy helps you identify, challenge and crush these beliefs. When these beliefs lose the power to control us, we can make the connections with others we long for.
<<The goal of therapy is to show you how to change the way you are thinking, feeling and behaving one step at a time.>>
As your Therapist I am with you every step of the way to a fulfilling a peaceful life. Therapy can help you:
+ find the hidden emotion that triggers your anxiety,
+ teach you the five secrets of communication to create intimacy,
+ how to defeat depression,
+ how to recover from trauma using the acceptance paradox
+ and many more powerful tools to turn your life and relationships around.
How to Love and get close to the people you care about.
Therapy can’t change the circumstances in your life, but it can change how you think and respond to those circumstances. It would be a joy for me to work with you to make the changes you want in your life.
Book A FREE Discovery Call with Kristen
Want to see if Kristen is a good fit for you?
At your selected time, Kristen will call you to discuss therapy goals, history, and expectations.Upon assessment, Kristen will schedule you for your initial visit and therapy session either in-person at The Facility or via Telehealth.
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