Shirley offers an integrative and holistic approach to mental health. Some of her areas of specialty include:
depression & grief
anxiety, fears and phobias
obsessive compulsive behaviors and OCD
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
cigarette smoking dependency / addiction
Shirley utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Gene Testing and Medicine in a dynamic approach. She enjoys helping clients conquer insomnia without having to depend on sleeping pills with her unique combination of the use of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI). Some of her main areas of focus include Sleep Enhancement, Hypnotherapy, Medicine Management, Counseling, Smoking Cessation and Weaning off Benzodiazepines (tranquilizers).
For clients who do not already have a therapist, she often offers counseling as well as other services. Treatment is offered through biological, psychological, social, spiritual, conscious and subconscious approaches in treatment, depending on the client’s needs and preferences. She focuses on education, sleep, mental health, physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle as a means to create balance with the ultimate goal of achieving mind, body, and spiritual contentment.
For clients who are already being seen by a therapist, she offers her services in a holistic approach to support existing therapy. She believes in collaborating with other treating professionals and welcome their questions and input to provide the best integrated care.
Shirley takes her own calls and is available for urgent matters on weekends, holidays and vacations. This is one of the things that makes Shirley a unique practitioner. If more time is needed in between sessions she is available for phone sessions.
She encourages clients to ask questions about medications and to give updates on recent events and issues in their lives. Her availability and accessibility reflect the type of unique, comprehensive and personalized continuity of care her clients enjoy.
Shirley’s methods are fast and effective, and can make a profound difference in the quality of life.