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What Is Solution-Driven Change?

   Everything begins and ends in your brain. How your mind works determines how happy you are, how healthy you are, how successful you feel, and how well you interact with others. The patterns of your mind encourage you toward success, or cause you to struggle in mediocrity, or worse. Learning how to focus and direct your mind is one of the most important ingredients of a healthy and successful life, love, and career.


   Solution-Driven Change is a vibrant, action-oriented, and paradigm-shifting approach to change. As a Solution-Driven psychologist, I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a focused, evidence based problem solving psychotherapy, highly effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, panic, anger, substance use problems and relationship distress. This approach is also well-suited to help individuals and couples overcome the damages caused to their lives by addictions, abuse, trauma, and dysfunctional relationships.


   CBT is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in hundreds of clinical trials and for many different problems. In contrast to other forms of therapy, CBT is more focused on the present (including how the past has influenced the present), more time-limited, more problem-solving, and generates concrete and specific tools you can immediately incorporate into your everyday life.


THE IMPORTANCE OF HOMEWORK IN SOLUTION-DRIVEN CHANGE | Homework is an important component of Solution-Driven Change. Developed collaboratively during therapy sessions, homework assignments may be used to rehearse new skills, practice coping strategies, and restructure destructive beliefs. Although some patients believe that the effectiveness of psychotherapy depends on the quality of in-session work, research indicates consistent homework during the remainder of the week may be even more important. Without homework, the insights, plans, and good intentions that emerge during a therapy session are at risk of being buried by patterns of negative thinking and behavior that have been strengthened through years of inadvertent rehearsal. Ask yourself, "Is one hour of therapeutic work enough to create change during the remaining 167 hours in your week?"

Some Of The Skills You'll Learn In Solution-Driven Change

At Solution-Driven Change, our mission is to alleviate suffering and foster the discovery and achievement of potential through applying evidence-informed, reliable, and practical psychological change principles. Strategies, interventions, and tools are tailored to the current needs and unique life circumstances of those seeking help. We are pandemic-tested, Covid-toughened, and determined to be of service to individuals, couples, and families both in-person and digitally.

  • Emotional Regulation Skills: Understanding emotions and reducing vulnerability to them, incorporating self-care, opposite action (to turn down the volume on your emotion), positive and building experiences.

  • Distress Tolerance Skills: Building frustration tolerance, utilizing crisis survival strategies and plans.

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: Listening skills, negotiation, decision-making, and assertiveness skills. 

  • How to Respond to Your Inner Critic (the negative internal commentary on who we are and how we behave).

  • How to Cultivate a State of Mind That Releases the Anxious Mind (the over focus on what could go wrong)

  • Ways to Channel Anxious Energy (excessive and nervous) Toward Skillful Behaviors

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