Approach to Psychotherapy

  • Our approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We also include components of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and relational therapy. We strategize, develop solutions, and provide support together with clients in a relaxed and cooperative conversational style.

  • We use Gottman couples therapy to help couples develop better communication and interactions, and create fondness and love maps for each other.

  • We both have experience in neuropsychology, LGBT psychotherapy, relationship counseling, and crisis intervention (domestic violence, suicidal ideation, and sexual assault response).

  • We have experience with traditional and non-traditional couples, family, and relationship dynamics and issues, including polyamorous and open relationships, and have experience in helping couples through infidelity.

  • Dr. Fred and Dr. Lauriola both approach intimacy and sexual interactions in relationships from a sex-positive and non-judgmental perspective. We are LGBT affirming.