During my first session with you, I conduct a comprehensive evaluation that assess the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, health factors, and injuries that might influence your psychological and brain health. This assessment helps me identify possible causes of your condition.
Neurofeedback QEEG evaluation helps us understand how your brain wave patterns (Alpha, Theta, Delta, Beta) might influence your psychological condition. With this understanding we develop a neurofeedback treatment plan that will address your health needs and balance your brain function.
I use several assessment developed by the Amen Clinic to identify the specific type of depression or anxiety that you are struggling with and recommend treatment approaches that are specific to your disorder. This is important for accurate treatment, because there are at least 7 different types of anxiety, 7 different types of depression, and several combined depression-anxiety disorder.
The CBT assessment will help understand how your thinking and thoughts patterns exasperate your health condition. By unearthing and changing long-standing thinking and behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life, you will find alternative and healthy thinking that will help you live a happy and productive life.
Guided by the Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) standards, we will conduct a natural health assessment that focuses on understanding your eating, circadian rhythm, sleeping, and exercise habits. When needed, and with consultation from your physician, we will recommend and incorporate natural remedies, vitamins, minerals, and herbs to aid in your healing.
According to Mayo Clinic:
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you're under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It's important to know that although you're more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don't lose control over your behavior. Hypnotherapy can help with, pain control, hot flashes, behavior changes, insomnia, smoking, over eating, phobias, and Post traumatic Stress disorders.
For couple's therapy we follow the Gottman Method. The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship (Gottmanconnect.com).