The types of services below serve as a resource for you to better understand each of the segments that I tend to focus on. While these categories provide a description of the services, each therapy program is uniquely constructed around the individual, and can evolve overtime.
For example, patients may begin with individual therapy and overtime we may decide together that introducing family members and/or partners may be beneficial to their treatment program. On the other hand, adolescents may begin with family therapy and will eventually also begin individual therapy.
Each prospective new patient will receive a complimentary 30 minute consultation, where I will open up a safe sharing space with questions to help me evaluate your circumstances. Should we decide to move forward collectively, I will design a specialized program based on your needs, goals and challenges.
“Discover your source of inner confidence & personal fulfillment”
Individual Psychotherapy is a form of therapy in which I treat you as the client in a 1:1 setting that is usually time-limited and focuses on the specific goals that you wish to accomplish or the problems that you want to solve. Often these goals will be broken down into smaller objectives with an " achievable benchmark" timeline that may change from session to session.
The duration of the 1:1 sessions can vary; like everything else in therapy, the duration and program that is put together depends on your own desire to change, and to be open to understanding your problem.
The key to your recovery is communication, as by doing this you will be able to process what you have been through and gain a better understanding of yourself, situations or others.
I aim to help each individual attain a more complete self understanding; develop skills for improving emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness with work and relationships. These skills will help you find new ways to cope with home and work stress and anxiety; improve communication skills; break negative and self-destructive patterns; increase career satisfaction; self esteem and self-confidence.
With the current situation surrounding the COVID19 pandemic, and with future emerging variants, I am also focused on helping my patients to explore reintegration into work and society while working through the uncertainties of the pros and cons depending on your health or the health of loved once.
"Each family system is unique and has its own style of communication and structure."
Family therapy is sometimes referred to as family systems therapy, or family counseling. Our family plays a significant role in our life, shaping us emotionally, physically, and behaviorally. When we think of the family as a system made up of and connected through individual family members, we understand that each individual family member’s actions and emotions impact the other members.
Changes with one family member can cause changes to the lives of the other family members. When one member hurts, the whole family hurts. When these changes and wounds have a significant impact on the entire family, it can take the entire family to grow and heal.
When beginning family therapy at Multicultural CBT-DBT, I start by helping your family understand how the family system functions and how individual family members relate to each other. I’ll support you in recognizing unhelpful communication patterns and how they disrupt the functioning of the family system. Through facilitating productive dialogues, the family can work together to make changes and choices that improve the quality of the familial relationships and communication.
"What makes a relationship mature is the degree to which people can own their part, their responsibility and the improvements"
Couples therapy, often also referred to as couples counseling, or marriage counseling, is a type of psychotherapy that helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships.
Through couples counseling, I strive to help you and your partner to make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship, or going your separate ways.
I help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marital status - to help resolve old patterns of interacting and create space for healthy rewarding connection in a validating environment.
Some couples seek counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other. It can also help couples who plan to get married (also known as pre-marital counseling) to achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.
Though it varies depending on the dynamics and intricacies of the relationship, Couples Counseling is often short term with a specific conflict or goal in mind. While Couples Counseling typically includes both partners, sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone.
Many couples come to couples therapy trying to resolve conflicts such as:
Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
"Success in group creates success in life"
Group therapy can be incredibly effective in supporting growth and change. It is often a more powerful tool for change than individual therapy alone. While initially, it can make people anxious to think about talking about personal issues in front of strangers, once a group is up and running group members typically find tremendous support in the group and group process.
Group therapy can be a powerful way to work through interpersonal issues related to the past, present and future. Groups function as a microcosm of the real world. Safe, confidential group psychotherapy can provide the space to allow one to work through issues that may hinder personal development. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group or Class creates a space to learn skills that you apply in your daily life. The Group/Class is manualized and with little sharing of personal experience to other members, your goal is to learn the skills.
Groups offer you the opportunity to receive understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues and gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints on those issues. Most personal problems are interpersonal in nature. Very often they stem from our relationships or from our personal patterns of relating. Group therapy offers the rare opportunity to explore and understand how you relate to others and get specific feedback on how others react to you.
What are the benefits of group therapy?
Affords the opportunity to be real with others in an environment of safety and respect.
Counteracts feelings of isolation and a sense of being alone with ones feelings.
Members are able to try out new behaviors.
Provides members with diverse views, responses, and feedback.
Members often see their usual patterns of relating to people, allowing for an opportunity to challenge these patterns.
Allows members the chance to explore and better understand themselves.
A space to practice new social techniques, ways of relating, and learn how to better cope with difficulties.
"I strive to promote a space of learning and growth through my supervision program."
Multicultural CBT-DBT offers Supervision services to other therapists looking to advance their learning. In a collaborative supportive approach, I offer a structured approach to supervision in each of the therapies that I specialize in, including CBT, DBT, PE, ACT and Fear of Flying.
Please contact me directly to further discuss your desired goals and how we may best work together.