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We approach psychotherapy from multiple perspectives, depending on our client's presenting problem, history (including trauma,) their social/cultural context, and identified medical issues.

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Dr. Linda describes her approach as "practical existentialism," believing that most people enter treatment  seeking meaning, be it in small or greater matters. She uses cognitive-behavioral models as needed (but without a heavy hand of homework). As the client's situation indicates, she adds child-centered play therapy, activity therapy (especially "sand tray"), equine therapy in the Egala model, systemic family therapy, the Gottman model of couples therapy, or EMDR (especially relevant in the lasting consequences of trauma).

Steve says that he was cognitive-behavioral before it was cool. Now, he has settled into a cognitive-behavioral model that emphasizes the role cognitive representations that are not "articulable" play in blocking clients' fully developing all their potentials. This means of course that facilitating a fuller self-understanding, especially those aspects that are more "shadowy," is often a treatment goal in Steve's therapeutic work.

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