Phoenix Office

4020 N. 24th Street, Phx

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Office:602-633-1011

Mobile:602-828-7719

My practice is eclectic and I use many different therapy techniques from a mindfulness perspective.  These include:

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

MBCT was adapted by Siegel, Teasdale, and Williams from Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) and has been shown to reduce the relapse rate in people who experience recurrent depressions.  It involves a combination of mindfulness training with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT involves identifying thought and behavioral patterns that interfere with emotional and physical well being.  Traditionally CBT has been focused on symptom reduction.  Currently many practitioners are including a mindfulness component and the focus is more on building resilience than just symptom reduction.

Interactive Guided Imagery (IGI)

IGI is a technique that be be useful in dealing with internal conflicts, habit formation, and uncovering  the personal values that make life meaningful.

Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR was developed by Dr. Shapiro and has been shown to help people who have experienced trauma.  There is a large body of research supporting the ability of EMDR to effect how the brain processes traumatic information.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT was developed by Steven Hayes and focuses on mindfulness and cognitive therapy in the service of pursuing a life that has value and meaning to the client.  It focuses more on developing psychological flexibility than on the reduction of symptoms.

This therapy technique has been shown to be useful in dealing with obsessions, compulsions, and traumatic experiences.  It appears to affect how the brain deals with stressful emotions.