At Koneru Psychotherapy, I offer individual and family psychotherapy, with a specialization in adolescent and adult mental health, using a framework based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT).  Both of these therapies are evidence-based and highly effective for issues ranging from stress management, relational issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety.

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a collaborative, goal-oriented form of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in over three hundred clinical trials for many different disorders.  Patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying thinking patterns, modifying beliefs, interacting with others in more effective ways, and engaging in behaviors that promote growth and wellness.

What is Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

DBT was initially developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and is now recognized as the gold standard  treatment for this population. Through rigorous investigation, in over 30 clinical trials, research has shown that it is also highly effective in treating a wide range of disorders such as substance dependence, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  DBT assists individuals to learn skills in 4 core domains:  mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.  Fundamentally, the therapy is attempting to help individuals develop skills to “live a life worth living.”

My goal is to provide you a compassionate environment where we can collaborate to fully understand you as a whole person.  Through our efforts, we will be able to understand your goals, practice and develop new skills and help you live the life that you truly want.