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Accelerated Resolution Therapy™ (ART)
ART is a new form of short-term therapy used to treat children and adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . ART has also been used to treat depression, anxiety, grief, phobias and job or relationship issues. It has also been used successfully for smoking and alcohol cessation.
ART uses eye movements, which are thought to be conducive to quick problem relief through increasing the integration of activities in the left and right sides of the brain. This therapy is directive, that is, clients' attention is focused on specific interventions suggested by the therapist. The intervention uses a standardized protocol and has specific interventions appropriate for various issues.
Scientific research has shown ART to have significant clinical results in an average of less than 4 sessions. No other current therapy has shown this sort of dramatic result. It has recently been recognized as an "evidence based practice" by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Federal government. It is currently being used on 4 Army hospitals, and quick adoption at other military hospitals is expected.
In my therapeutic work I focus on forming a collaborative alliance with my clients. Flexibility, openness, and an appreciation of context are guiding principles I use when formulating clinical impressions. I believe the most effective therapy involves clients as active participants in the treatment process.
I place great value on my clients’ perception of their problems, and I acknowledge my clients as experts on their own experiences.
Working within an integrative psychotherapy framework, I feel comfortable allowing the process to be guided by what clients bring to the session. I work with concepts from a variety of traditional theories, e.g., experiential, cognitive behavioral, attachment, and psychodynamic therapy as well as principles of mindfulness.
In my private practice I have experience in treating people with a variety of concerns, among them:
Trauma / PTSD
Issues of College & Graduate School
Chronic Pain and Illness
An intervention regularly used with great feedback at my practice is the Alpha-Stim AID
Treatment for Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression
Research finding 83% of the patients suffering from anxiety achieved at least 50% improvement with the Alpha-Stim AID. The military has conducted ample research with the Alpha-Stim and veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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My office is the only one in the greater DC area to provide the Alpha-Stim in a risk-free trial.
We offer the Alpha-Stim with a no obligation
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For those for whom travel is difficult or schedule inhibits commuting for therapy, I am well-versed in telemental health and we may be able to work within a secure and HIPAA compliant
videoconferencing platform (not Skype).
In an effort to accommodate work schedules, I work to be available for early morning and early evening appointments for psychotherapy.
Hours are by appointment only.
May be avaiable at an increased fee.
The Alpha-Stim is available for
in-office consultation, purchase,
or rent-to-own trials.
I am one of the only certified
providers in Northern VA & DC
Alpha-Stim Patient Testimonials
"It worked immediately. I experienced a wave of relaxation while using it."
"About an hour after using it for the first time, I felt a lightness, a calm that I had not had in a long time."
"I have been using the Alpha-Stim whenever my anxiety sets in and it tames my thoughts and allows me to focus."
"My mood has definitely improved over the last two weeks. The Alpha-Stim has helped me feel more present with my family."