Every week I tell many patients that “why” questions are not important. Instead, we are going to be working on the “hows” of eliminating, or significantly reducing your insomnia, anxiety, nightmares, depression, or the symptoms associated with your pain challenges.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is a powerful group of tools to help you get control over the symptoms listed above. I combine these tools with coaching to help people improve their nutrition, exercise, sleep, spirituality and/or meaning or purpose of why you are on this Earth right here, right now. Freudian principles are quite outdated. I spend about 5% of the initial 3 sessions on the causes of symptoms. Even when someone has serious PTSD, we only spend about 20-30% of the initial time on the trauma. We primarily focus on solutions such as hypnosis, EMDR, EFT, CBT, DBT, holistic strategies, and Positive Psychology. How can I help you get back to control over your life?
Charles R. Freeman, Ph.D. | Sleep, Pain, Behavioral Medicine Psychologist & Addictionologist | Available online (Skype) and in-person in San Diego and Encinitas, CA.