Individual Behavior Therapy
Are there things you wish you could do differently, or stop doing altogether? Are trying to establish a new habit, figure out a plan for the future and want to be able to engage in behaviors that are more aligned with your personal values and goals? Do you wonder WHY you act the way you do, even though you know it's not going to work out well for you long term? Are you more interested in DOING than talking? I know how you're feeling, and I've helped tons of people who are in the same place as you right now. There is hope!
The difference between this and behavior therapy is really the behaviors we target. With life coaching, we tend to focus on establishing healthy habits, discontinuing unhealthy habits and learning entirely new behaviors. Both include continuous data collection and evaluation of progress. If the data doesn't show the changes we were hoping for, we try something else.
I help people make changes to improve their lives and to help them understand why they (and others) behave the way they do. Behavior therapy means that we will primarily look at what you do, the results of your current behavior, and how you could act more effectively to shape the life you want. And we'll take data to track your progress and make changes in real-time if your goals are not being met. I truly believe that everyone is doing the best they can in the moment, no matter how that may look to someone on the outside. Most human behavior that causes problems is a matter of someone wanting something very reasonable, but they may not necessarily have all the tools they need to achieve their goals. That's where our work begins.
In addition to a PhD in Applied Behavior analysis, I am a BCBA-D with an MS in Counseling. I am also a certified Sexuality Educator and Trainer. I have over a decade of experience providing 1:1 support, mentoring clinicians, and helping people change and better manage their behavior.
I have successfully treated behaviors associated with depression, anxiety, OCD, borderline personality disorder, acquired/traumatic brain injury, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and so on. The diagnosis is less important to me than why you behave the way you do, and how we can make changes to promote healthier behavior.
Behavior Therapy includes continuous data collection and evaluation of progress. If the data doesn't show the changes we were hoping for, we try something else.