I offer both individual therapy and group therapy:
I offer individual psychotherapy to adults and teens in a safe, confidential environment. Most clients find it easy to open up and talk about their challenges with me. I’m warm, compassionate, and pragmatic. I like to help people develop tools and strategies they can use to address the problems in their lives.
I work with people on a range of issues including:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Substance Use
- Grief and Loss
I use a few different approaches to therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
CBT helps people learn to identify negative or distorted thoughts and replace them with healthier ways of thinking. CBT often involves problem-solving, improving coping skills, and understanding how our thoughts and beliefs impact our behaviors and emotions. The client and therapist work together in CBT to set treatment goals.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):
ACT focuses on psychological flexibility, mindfulness, values, and helping people diffuse from negative thoughts and emotions. ACT places an emphasis on being in the present moment and living a more meaningful, fulfilling life.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP):
Considered the “gold standard” for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) treatment, ERP involves confronting situations that trigger obsessive thoughts and trying not to perform compulsions or rituals in response. While this sounds straightforward, it does require the person with OCD to face their fears and tolerate some level of anxiety and uncertainty. In addition to OCD, exposures can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, and other conditions.
Our next OCD Therapy Group will be held on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, March 26 – May 14, at Golden Gate Psychotherapy’s Concord Office (near Clayton Road & Roslyn Drive). The group provides adults with OCD a nice opportunity to learn about OCD and support one another in a warm, encouraging environment.
The fee is $400. The group will be facilitated by John “Andy” Bradshaw, LMFT. To sign up or learn more, please contact 510-599-9845 or email@example.com.
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