Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Substance Use

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is my “go-to” approach as a brief intervention to help clients take steps towards changing substance patterns.  Here’s why… MI is a counseling approach that utilizes client’s strengths to better understand their situation … Read More

Five COVID Anxiety Symptoms That Predict Coping

The Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (Lee, 2020) helps to identify persons who are most likely to be suffering from clinical levels of anxiety.  We have all felt increased anxiety due to the epidemic and have been worrying, … Read More

Trauma after Critical Illness

Over 20% percent of intensive care unit (ICU) patients show symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even six months after discharge.  ICU patients experience extreme situations that can include getting devastating news, intense pain, continuous … Read More

Preparing to Start ERP for OCD

5 Steps to Set the Stage for Success If you are starting or considering Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), congratulate yourself!  Researchers have found that people with OCD wait a long … Read More

What Can MCT Offer Clients with OCD?

Short Answer… More Options – We have over 50,000 thoughts per day.  Which ones should we pay attention to and which ones should we view as background noise?  Which ones do we act upon and which … Read More

Supporting Those with Anxiety About COVID-19

If you sincerely want to be helpful to others in your life who are anxious about the corona virus, read on.  This information may change the way you respond to your family, friends, co-workers, and clients. … Read More

Can A Six Week Therapy for PTSD Really Be Effective?

According to Patricia Resick, the progenitor of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), the answer is “Yes!”  CPT is a specialized cognitive behavioral therapy model for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Components of CPT Education … Read More

What Happens During CBT for Depression?

I’ve witnessed many people successfully overcome depression in my role as a CBT therapist.  Below is a summary of what clients can expect to do during CBT for depression:   Understand Your Situation– When we are in … Read More

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