Cari Whittenburg LCSW
I believe therapy is a shared process, and I am committed to utilizing individualized, well-researched, and proven techniques to help clients navigate their therapeutic journey. I will listen carefully, ask thoughtful questions, offer insight and suggestions, teach clients new skills, anticipate setbacks, and continually assess progress. Due to my own personal and lived experience with OCD, OCPD, and other related disorders, focus and expertise in practice came naturally to me in this area, including all the thought and behavior patterns that can accompany the unintended risk of playing it safe – perfectionism; avoidance; procrastination; indecision; rumination; and panic; among others.
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:
Every client has needs that parallel their circumstances and deserves to have a treatment plan tailored to those needs that speaks to their struggles, personality, and level of comfortability. Part of my job as a therapist is to use my expertise in several modalities to determine the right approach to collaboratively chart a path, lean into the goals we have established together, and help clients discover a fresh perspective to move them beyond feeling stuck, foster application of new skills, build healthy patterns, and nurture a growth mindset.
My treatment approaches and methods have been influenced by numerous evidence-based methodologies. Over the years, I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT – pronounced as the word act), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Positive Psychology, and Hypnotherapy.
I have experience in working with diverse backgrounds and provide an inviting and compassionate environment designed to encourage a therapeutic relationship built on trust, caring, and mutual respect. In addition to treating all themes and subtypes, I am able to pull from my knowledge and experience as a Chaplain to gently address matters of scrupulosity and spiritual growth.