Supportive, goal-oriented therapy grounded in research
Offering individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Dr. Teeters collaborates with clients to develop an individualized treatment plan that empowers clients to move their lives in the direction they seek. Regardless of whether the difficulties are stress-induced or related to a chronic mental or medical illness, therapy begins with a thorough assessment of the influential factors. Dr. Teeters integrates various research-supported therapeutic techniques to help each client maximize their strengths, modify unhelpful patterns, and develop thriving lives.
Dr. Teeters has advanced training and extensive experience helping clients with a wide range of difficulties. These include:
- Bereavement and Grief
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chronic Medical Illness
- Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances
- LGBTQIA+ concerns
- Military and Veteran-related Concerns
- Mood Disturbances
- Panic Attacks
- Relationship Distress
- Stress Management
- Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a relatively short-term, focused psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, anger, panic, fears/phobias, eating disorders, substance and alcohol use, personality problems, and chronic medical conditions. The focus of CBT is on how you are thinking, feeling, behaving, and communicating today rather than on your early childhood experiences. The therapist assists the patient in identifying specific distortions and biases in thinking and provides guidance on how to change these thoughts and thought patterns.
CBT helps the patient learn effective self-help skills that are used in homework assignments that help you to change the way you think, feel, and behave. CBT is action-oriented, practical, rational, and helps the patient gain independence and effectiveness in dealing with real-life issues.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and CBT. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. With this understanding, clients begin to accept their issues and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it.
Over the past two decades, a great deal of new scientific research has demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness. Rooted in eastern thought, mindfulness combines awareness of our present experience with a nonjudgmental, accepting stance toward that experience. More concretely, this means noticing thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and external events as they occur and approaching them with an objective and balanced perspective.