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Clinical Psychology
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Overall Years in the Psychology Field
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San Francisco
United States

In Ireland we have a saying: In every life a little rain must fall. And this is true for most of us, that we will experience adversity, tensions, relationship or work stress, questions about who are, who we think we should be, and we may have semblance of a plan on how to get there. And yes, it’s not unusual for us to struggle with challenges about which we know very little, only that we “feel off”, or “I can’t quite put my finger on it…”
Often though, our challenges are all too familiar, and they can be less “a little rain” and more of a torrent, more of struggle, and the clouds might look a little darker than we are used to. We can truly, truly struggle at times, and begin to feel that the future looks hopeless. But it is in these moments exactly when therapy can help.
Therapy is not a one one-size-fits-all endeavour, though most therapists will use the same handful of evidence-based therapies in their work with clients, including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – how our thoughts affect our actions and perceptions;
Psychodynamic Therapy – the process of understanding how our early years and life experiences have brought us to where we are today; or
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – “a mindfulness-based behavioral therapy that encourages psychological flexibility. It aims to help you accept what can’t be changed and commit to action where change is possible.”
Further, many therapists will use models of therapy that are particular to their specialties – such as I do in my trauma work – including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Further, I also use the model of therapy designed by The Institute of Relational Harm Reduction, a training specific to the treatment of survivors of relationships in which a partner has displayed the traits of a personality disorder, such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I hold the Institute's certification in Narcissistic Abuse Survivor Treatment.

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