I AM COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EFFECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons, but there is always a desire for some sort of change. This change may be resolution of a problem, improved coping with a problem, behavior change or improved functioning in some area of life, or increased self-acceptance. Effective psychotherapy helps clients achieve the changes they desire,
Research demonstrates that the fit between a therapist and client is the single most important factor in determining whether there is a positive outcome in treatment. A good match or fit between the therapist and the client is essential for effective psychotherapy.
Part of what determines a good match or fit is the therapist's flexibility in adapting the therapeutic approach for a particular client, with a particular problem, at a particular time. Research demonstrates that no particular approach to psychotherapy is effective with every client or every problem.
I use a philosophy of treatment that is referred to as Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT), also referred to as Client-directed, Outcome-informed treatment (CDOI) and Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). This treatment philosophy is based on more than 40 years of psychotherapy research which helps identify factors associated with change in treatment.
In a Feedback Informed Treatment approach to treatment, the therapist partners with the client to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for achieving the change desired by the client. Ongoing, systematic feedback is obtained from the client regarding the effectiveness of the psychotherapy and the fit with the therapist.
If client feedback indicates that a particular approach is not resulting in any positive change for the client, or there is not a good fit for a client , then other treatment approaches or options are sought.
481 McLaws Circle, Suite 1
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Over 30 years of clinical experience, with emphasis on treatment effectiveness:
Psychotherapy and counseling
Clinical supervision and consultation
Individuals, families, couples
Military personnel and their families
Ages 6 and up
Feedback Informed Treatment*
*Feedback Informed Treatment, also referred to as Client-directed, Outcome-informed (CDOI) treatment and Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), emphasizes treatment effectiveness. Regular, ongoing feedback is obtained from each client regarding the effectiveness and fit of the psychotherapy. This feedback is tracked and discussed with the client each session. If a particular approach is not resulting in any positive change for a client, or is not a good fit for a client, then other treatment approaches or options are sought.