All of my therapeutic work is rooted in evidenced-based practices. As a clinician and a researcher, I stay up to date with the most effective techniques to help clients meet their goals.
What do you mean when you say that you have an evidence-based therapy practice?
In therapy, I implement standards informed by rigorous research. I use techniques that have been shown to yield more positive outcomes for clients, such as cognitive behavioral therapy. As a clinician and a researcher I stay up to date with the most effective techniques to help clients meet their goals. I take a flexible, responsive approach that eschews rigidity and shifts with clients as their needs change and evolve.
How do I practice inclusive therapy?
I strive to appreciate the nuances of diversity within and across clients. I work in a conscientious way with people have experienced stress, discrimination, and trauma related to their cultural, racial/ethnic, gender, sexual, and or religious identity. Rather than view multicultural issues as a isolated consideration, I aim to integrate the client’s intersecting identities and experiences throughout all of our work together in an individualized, tailored way. I believe it is impossible to work with a client without acknowledging and honoring their complexity. While I know that I can never fully understand every facet of diversity that comprise my clients’ experience, I make efforts to humble myself, question assumptions, and acknowledge the limitations of my own cultural lens.
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