People generally consider therapy when something in their life does not seem quite right. You may be looking to experience less of something in your life: anxiety/worry, sadness, negativity, conflict, pain, drama, or self-harm. You may be looking to experience more of something in your life: peace, joy, connection, health, stability, or meaning. Therapy offers a unique venue in which you can work toward your preferred life direction. I will listen intently, share my impressions, and work alongside you to understand and ultimately shift patterns in your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and actions.
I have 10 years of experience working with people seeking to understand, process, and change their lives. I have worked with people with Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Disorders, Substance Use and Gambling Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Chronic Pain. I also enjoy working with people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
My training for individual therapy is primarily in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). My training for couples' therapy is exclusively in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). In our primary relationship, we need to know that we matter, that the other person cares, and that we can turn to them because they will be there for us when we need them. EFT helps couples to understand their own unique negative cycle that has taken hold of the relationship. Eventually, partners start to turn back towards each other and to be able to provide and accept love and comfort. The efficacy of EFCT is supported by evidence-based research. Studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and that approximately 90% of couples show significant improvements in their relationships. I participate in a consultation group with an EFT-certified supervisor and I am working towards certification.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I completed my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the Arizona University of Professional Psychology.
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Dr. Reed does not take any insurance and her rate is $175.00/hr