Areas of Specialization
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
A core value at Creative Change Psychology is embracing diversity. An Eastern saying refers to "cherry, plum, peach and damson" and is used as a metaphor for the beauty of each unique individual, blossoming in their own way. I am committed to utilizing a multicultural approach that takes into consideration the many layers of our various identities and the ways that impacts our experience of the world.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Oftentimes, we have patterns of behavior that may have worked for us in the past or in particular environments, but do not serve us well in the present. In sessions we will work on increasing your ability to be in the present moment, accept your thoughts, emotions, and sensations, and move in valued directions.
A key to being able to move toward who we want to be is increasing our self-compassion. Many of us have learned to motivate ourselves with judgment and criticism. Learning self-compassion may feel uncomfortable initially. However, it can help us to lean in to difficult emotional experiences in a way that allows us to choose our responses based on our values.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT can be helpful in learning effective coping skills for increased emotional regulation. We begin from the premise that we are doing the best that we can and we can do better.
Using art and creativity can help us heal from previous experiences and visualize the life we want to create.