“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
– Victor Frankl
Areas of Expertise
I specialize in practices that invite a client to move though difficult conditioned responses and experience meaningful change in their life.
Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT):
With close to two decades in the field, I have never experienced anything as swift and powerful as I have with AAIT. This approach offers a variety of practices and protocols that allow a client to experience the problem briefly and to move through it with relative ease. By using these practices, which can be done with visualizations and written protocols, a client is able to once again feel liberated and free to make healthier choices in life.
“The mission of AAIT it to contribute to the upliftment of humanity by helping people wake from the bad dream of who they think they are by resolving reactivity and uncloaking the true self.”
– Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
CBT is an evidenced based treatment that supports a client in giving attention to the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT then offers actionable ideas and strategies to support a client in changing behaviors and eliminating cognitive distortions/unhelpful thinking patterns. In some ways CBT is like AAIT as they both disentangle a client from conditioned responses. I am happy to utilize variations of the CBT model to support my clients.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI):
CBTI protocol is the gold-standard treatment for insomnia (even above medication). This treatment strengthens a client’s sleep system by challenging unhelpful thoughts and changing routines so they can attain better quality sleep.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
CPT is an evidence-based protocol to support a client in reducing symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or subthreshold PTSD. This protocol explores types of thinking that keeps a client feeling stuck and unable to recover from a traumatic event. As an example, a client who has been traumatized may blame themselves for the experience by saying “If only I had…” This therapeutic process allows a person to challenge these automatic thoughts and often provides a client with an increasing level of peace and acceptance.