DR. KRISTEN MEMOLI
Let's start to make a change
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start". Nido Qubein
MY APPROACH TO TREATMENT
While working with individuals and families, I employ only empirically validated interventions. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy and draw from multiple treatment modalities and models such as Applied Behavior Analysis, The Social Thinking Model, Collaborative Problem Solving, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. When needed I collaborate with my clients' teachers and/or doctors to ensure a cohesive team approach to treatment.
My goal is to increase clients' abilities to cope with the challenges of daily life by improving skills related to social communication, relationship development, daily living, independence, distress tolerance, anxiety management, and executive functioning. In addition to the work we do in session I provide clients and families with take-home activities to deepen their skills and expedite change. I often tell clients that what they do between sessions is as important as what they do during sessions. While I focus on addressing skill deficits I also believe that clients should learn to maximize their strengths and value who they are as unique individuals. I believe that as an effective therapist it is my job to help my clients pursue happy, healthy, meaningful and balanced lives.