My practice is based on a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. I also use elements of motivational interviewing in my work with clients. I help individuals increase cognitive functioning, employ more active study strategies, improve time-management and organizational skills, reduce procrastination, and support the development of self-advocacy skills to improve engagement with professors, supervisors, and colleagues. My treatment sessions sometimes include the employment of technology tools to help support these skills. I may also encourage between-session phone and text check-ins to maintain motivation. Some individuals experience this type of therapy as a coaching-like interaction. It is collaborative, goal-focused, and client-driven.
Coaching and therapy sessions usually occur after we have completed a neuropsychological or psychological evaluation. These follow-ups sessions, which are 50-minutes long and initially occur once per week, can help you put in place the recommendations I have suggested in the testing report. Sometimes coaching will be recommended after an initial intake session when a comprehensive evaluation is not needed. The intake is the first phase of treatment in my office. It is a 90-minute initial session during which we will discuss the issues that have motivated you to seek help. The intake involves obtaining relevant history and developing a treatment plan.