Treatment Approach

Dr. Selles' approach to therapy is tailored to each person or family based on their unique needs and desires for treatment. Dr. Selles uses components of psychological therapies that have been proven effective for helping people overcome difficulties such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

In particular, Dr. Selles' approach is based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the use of exposure and response prevention (ERP), while enhanced with aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), habit reversal training (HRT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT), and parent management training (PMT).

 

For the person struggling with their mental health, Dr. Selles provides support around:

Identifying & Integrating

Figuring out what's happening for you and what might help

Connecting & Considering

Relating to yourself in ways that help you feel more capable and in control

Preventing & Processing

Learning new ways of thinking and acting that are more helpful for you

Giving & Guiding

Finding your reasons and capacity for change and using them to keep you moving forward

Reacting & Responding

Developing skills for managing and coping with difficulty in a healthy manner

Caring & Care-Taking

Engaging in activities that take care of your mind and body and keep you well

Supporting & Succeeding

Planning and completing activities that help you overcome difficulties

Encouraging & Enjoying

Connecting with the people and activities that make your life enjoyable and meaningful

Hiking in the Highlands
 
Family Cycling in Woods

For caregivers (e.g., parents, partners), Dr. Selles provides support around:

Identifying & Integrating

Figuring out what's happening for them and what you can do to help

Connecting & Considering

Relating to them in ways that help you understand and support effectively

Preventing & Processing

Creating structures that encourage them to think and act in more helpful ways

Giving & Guiding

Showing them better ways of coping and incentivizing their use of new skills

Reacting & Responding

Learning to manage the difficult moments together more effectively

Caring & Care-Taking

Maintaining an environment that supports your, their, and your collective, well-being

Supporting & Succeeding

Providing reminders and support for their attempts to overcome difficulty

Encouraging & Enjoying

Cheering them on and helping them experience an enjoyable and meaningful life