Frequently asked questions
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is an empirically supported approach used by clinicians to treat psychological disorders including depression and various anxiety disorders. CBT has been proven effective in not only treating these disorders, but also in preventing relapse, common for both depression and anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on changing not only patterns of thinking that are maladaptive, but also the beliefs and underlying automatic thoughts that underlie such thinking.
What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
DBT is a comprehensive evidence-based treatment that was designed and researched to treat adolescents and adults with a range of problem behaviors, typically related to difficulty regulating emotions. DBT has the strongest research support of any intervention for teens and adults with suicidal or self-harm behavior. DBT has also proven to be effective in treating addictive and eating disordered behaviors. Recently, DBT has been adapted and researched for treating children with difficulty regulating their emotions.
What is teletherapy?
Teletherapy is a form of video conferencing which will allow us to provide services outside of an office setting. With online therapy, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home. In fact, online telehealth counseling can be beneficial if getting to a traditional in-person appointment is a bother for you, and often results in success rates that are higher than or equal to that of traditonal in-person therapy. With teletherapy, your therapist can meet you wherever you are.
In our first session, we will talk more about the convenience of online therapy. I want to help you understand and feel comfortable with this new online format.
What does teletherapy require?
For your appointment, you’ll need a private place and a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and high speed internet. I’ll provide you with access to a secure video conferencing software free of charge. All you have to do is be on your device and logged on at the time of your appointment. Our interactions will be completely secure and confidential, as my teleconferencing software encrypts all forms of data, including video and audio.