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:
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 psychotherapists. CBT has been shown to work on most problems including anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Using CBT, we will identify the thoughts that are driving your emotions, the emotions that are driving your behaviors, and your problematic behaviors. Then, we will work to change the way that you think, which will cascade and change your emotions and behaviors. Each of the three 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 judgement or attempts to change them, 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. This frees a person up to be open to take actions that are consistent with their chosen values. As such, a key component to ACT is the process of clarifying one’s values.