Treatment Approach: TEAM-CBT & EMDR
I've often found that a good amount of people were able to get better with therapy, but a good amount were still stuck. I've been on a mission to explore how to get people unstuck so they can get to bettering their lives. I feel like I've found the solution through Dr. David Burns' TEAM-CBT (a.k.a TEAM therapy). I've been trained in a variety of approaches to treat depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and habits and addictions, but the most powerful approach has been TEAM-CBT .
You've probably heard of CBT, which is cognitive-behavioral therapy. TEAM-CBT is coined "CBT on steroids" because in addition to powerful original techniques developed by Dr. Burns, it also incorporates effective tools from 12-14 other evidence-based therapies to create an innovative, effective model. TEAM stands for testing, empathy, agenda setting, and methods -- all the effective components that have been shown by research to really work in creating change and producing lasting results.
I had to get certified once I learned about it. I love TEAM therapy and how it gets people the results they want in their lives. Of course, there are no guarantees with any approach for every single person, but my clients and I have been impressed with the results of TEAM therapy. To this date, I can honestly say I have seen all of my postpartum clients recover, even ones who have tried other forms of therapy in the past without luck, and yes, even ones who have suffered for over a year and thought they were a hopeless case. You will not feel like you are talking around in circles with TEAM therapy, which can happen with traditional talk therapy. Instead, every session serves a productive purpose that will eventually move you toward real and lasting change. This is why I named my practice Lasting Change Therapy, LLC.
I love TEAM therapy so much that my dream is to eventually train other therapists in this wonderful approach. You can read more about TEAM therapy here from Dr. David Burns himself. Watch his TED talk, he's awesome. Listen to David D. Burns, MD podcast Feeling Good for some great information on his approach in addition to some very moving, live demonstrations with real people who are suffering.
I am also trained in EMDR (eye-movement, desensitization and reprocessing--I know, it's a mouthful). I love having this extra tool to complement TEAM therapy and can use it to help people heal from anxiety and depression caused by past trauma, including birth trauma and other past terrible experiences you've been through that still haunts you today and prevents you from being present with your loved ones and life. I've found that EMDR is even more effective when combined with TEAM therapy. I will work hard with my clients to help them create lasting change in their lives.
My TEAM Therapist certificate is a bit wrinkly. My toddler got a hold of it.
Here's my EMDR certificate from the EMDR Institute with the fancy schmancy Francine Shapiro gold seal. She's the creator of EMDR.
Individual Therapy - I meet with you one-on-one. Online and in-person sessions are available for your convenience. Most therapists schedule 50-minute sessions once a week, but there’s no research that shows this is the best way to get results. Length of session has typically been determined by insurance companies. With TEAM-CBT, double and triple sessions can be extremely effective and speed up recovery. Dr. David Burns has found that extended sessions often work far more quickly and can have long-lasting effects. If you’d like to set up an extended session or intensive treatment, let me know.
Individual Rate is $125 per 60-minute session. Learn more about lower-fee sessions on my FAQs page.
Group Therapy/Support Groups - I love the power of group therapy and how it can help people find connections, get support, normalize their struggles, gain insight, and ultimately recover. I've been running therapy groups for over 7 years, and I just love them. It's almost spiritual getting a group of people together to share their most vulnerable experiences and gain strength and healing from each other. Group sessions are 2 hours per week with no more than 5 participants. I've found that this is the magic number to ensure everyone gets their time to share, process, and practice the skills taught in group.
Group Rate is $30/week for a 2-hour session for 8 weeks. Package options available for cheaper rates. Learn more on the Postpartum Moms Therapy Group page.