It is my honor to assist you in exploring your core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. With honesty, candor, and positive expectation, I will guide you to discover the connections between your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, and behaviors. Together, we will find the tools that can help you to take charge of your life to become a more productive and happier person.
Some of the core beliefs that underpin my approach to working with people are:
- Courage – It takes courage to look at our own flaws, but it is necessary to bring them to light so we can change.
- Compassion – Owning our negative feelings and behaviors with gentleness, self-compassion and forgiveness makes us resilient and opens the door for change.
- Commitment – Even a tiny bit of willingness, can open the doorway to healing and sustainable change.
Through ongoing studies and training, I keep up with the new developments in the psychotherapy field which has been influenced in recent years by developments in neuroscience, biology, and Buddhist Psychology. I support and endorse alternative healing methods such as energy healing, yoga, and body-based work. The treatment modalities I use are evidence based and trauma-informed.
Neurologically Informed Cognitive Behavioral approaches
Neurologically Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy incorporates the new understanding of the relationship between thoughts and the brain and how it impacts human behavior. Central to this concept is the “plasticity” of the brain, which essentially means the brain’s ability to rewire and learn new behavior resulting in desired changes.
Hypnosis induces a state of deep relaxation where the subconscious mind is more accessible. The purpose of Clinical Hypnotherapy is to help you release old, negative habits and fears that keep you from reaching your desired goals. With your consent, as a trained mental health professional, I can help you explore Hypnosis to reach your goals.
Somatic-Based Interventions is another proven method to treat trauma as well as chronic stress. This body-centered therapy integrates the mind and body to help rebalance the nervous system through physical and mental approaches such as, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT tapping, is an alternative therapy that draws principles from acupuncture, neuro linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy. It is done by tapping with your fingers on energy points on the surface of the skin while focusing on specific psychological problems or goals to shift the brain’s electrochemistry. It’s effectiveness in reducing anxiety, fears and phobias, shame, guilt, and unwanted habits are well documented.
Drawn from Eastern spiritual practices, Mindfulness in Western psychotherapy has gained momentum. It is a method of becoming more aware of yourself and your environment where you notice your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations in a nonjudgmental way. When practiced consistently, it can bring a sense of freedom by promoting patience, compassion, and kindness towards others and yourself.
I offer Individual Therapy from ages 18 to Adults and Older Adults. Please refer to Consent Form for Fees and payment methods.
Roopa Baruah, LCSW, CCHt. PLLC