Approach to Psychotherapy

  • Our approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for  life's challenges, improving life satisfaction, increasing happiness, and handling difficult emotional and life-situation challenges.   We also include components of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • We use Gottman couple's therapy  to help couples develop better  communication and interactions,  and create fondness and love maps for each other.  
  • We  use Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral coaching .
  • Our approaches are evidence-based, and both Dr. Fred and Dr. Lauriola have experience in neuropsychology, crisis intervention (domestic violence, suicidal ideation, and sexual assault response).
  •  Going beyond the lack of mental or emotional distress, we strive to help our clients  lead happier, more fulfilling lives. 
  • We have experience with traditional and non-traditional couples, family, and relationship dynamics and issues. 
  • 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.