Treatment Approaches

I employ an integrative approach to treatment, which includes aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

My approach may also be viewed as the middle ground between age-old wisdom and cutting edge research.  That is, my practice is influenced by tenets of mindfulness and meditation that have been practiced in eastern traditions for millennia, while at the same time by modern research and clinical trials.  It is impressive how much common ground can be found between the two.

I have a light-hearted, flexible, down-to-earth style that takes clients’ concerns seriously, while approaching them from a place of warmth, acceptance, and even humor.  I recognize that there is pain, frustration, and suffering to work through, but there is no rule stating we cannot treat ourselves kindly (and perhaps even laugh) throughout the process.  I strive to utilize my background in various therapeutic approaches to best match the specific needs of each individual.  I challenge clients to work hard in therapy, and encourage clients to challenge me to do the same.

I consult with several evidence-based therapists in the Denver/Boulder area, as I find it is essential for psychologists to work collaboratively in order to remain current in the best available treatment strategies.

Please click below to learn about the treatment approaches I integrate into my practice. For each approach, I have included some external site links that provide straightforward information on theory and practice.