Hello. It’s my pleasure to welcome you. My name is Marcos and I am the clinical director at FIDI Therapy with one goal: to help you take action and create the change you desire in life.
What We Do:
As therapists, we guide you through an actionable approach that I created from 15 years of practicing solution-based therapies and neuroscience. Couple’s therapy/relationship coaching, anxiety, depression and aging are our specialty, but we’ve also successfully helped clients apply the approach to career transitions, relationship issues, pain management, and social anxiety.
What To Expect:
The process is like learning to drive. As long as you’re committed to the program and want to sit in the driver’s seat, I guarantee a patient and willing instructor by your side.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the therapy of choice among most psychotherapist. CBT has been shown to work on most problems including Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship issues. In CBT, we will identify the thoughts that are driving your emotions, the emotions that are driving your behaviors, and your self-destructive behaviors. Then, we will work to change the way that you think, which will cascade and change your emotions and your behaviors. Each of the 3 phases (identification of thoughts, disputing the thoughts, development of new thoughts) takes some time, yet the results are immediately visible to you, your family, and friends.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness based psychotherapy. The aim of ACT is to experience the fullness and vitality of life, which includes a wide spectrum of human experience, including the pain that inevitably goes with it. Acceptance (not the same as approval) of how things are, without evaluation or attempts to change it, is a skill that is developed through mindfulness exercises in and out of session. ACT does not attempt to directly change or stop unwanted thoughts or feelings (as in CBT), but to develop a new mindful relationship with those experiences that can free a person up to be open to take action that is consistent with their chosen values. Thus, values clarification is a key component to ACT.