My Approach

Person Centered Therapy is a talk therapy approach wherein the client has the majority of control within the session. Your therapist will not judge or try to interpret what you say, but may restate your words in an attempt to fully understand your thoughts and feelings. When you hear your own words repeated back to you, you may then wish to self-edit and clarify your meaning. This may happen several times until you decide that you have expressed exactly what you are thinking and how you feel. There may be moments of silence to allow your thoughts to sink in. This client-focused process facilitates your self-discovery, self-acceptance, and a provides a means toward healing and positive growth.

The Gottman Method is designed to assist couples struggling with levels of unhealthy conflict and communications skills. This empirically based approach is focused upon identifying love maps and establishing emotional intimacy. Through this method you will identify your relationship's strengths, learn about physiological flooding, develop problem solving skills, discover conflict resolution methods, and find out how to make you dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship. Caitlin has currently passed level one training and is working towards higher levels of training within this method.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging you to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior. You will learn about how their way of thinking can sometimes negatively influence their behavior. Through this method you are able to make positive and life long changes in terms of communication, relationships, and your own perceptions. 

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For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Caitlin Stensrud MS, LPC, NCC

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