Each individual is unique given one's personal set of experiences, beliefs, values, and biological-genetic influences. Further, a person's culture is an additional factor that weighs heavily on both a conscious and unconscious level in interaction with others, view of the world, and personal strivings. Therefore, each treatment plan is developed on an individual basis.
Lindsey primarily draws from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral (REBT) frameworks in treating clients. She views unhealthy, impulsive behaviors as being symptoms of irrational thoughts, overwhelming emotions, or sensory deprivation in one's environment. Lindsey typically spends ample time focusing on challenging then replacing unhealthy belief systems, which may be the underlying contribution to presenting behaviors and symptoms. She may also do investigative, exploratory work to help the client determine what needs are not being fulfilled, and then determine ways to get those needs met. Lindsey believes true potential is achieved when one is living life in congruence with the true self.
The basis of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy is that one's beliefs about life drive their emotions and behaviors. Further, overwhelming emotion stemming from a faulty belief can elicit a behavioral response to self-soothe or provide stimulation in times of deprivation. When focusing on behaviors, Lindsey, in addition to addressing thoughts and emotions, draws upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques, all of which have been scientifically validated treatments for anxiety disorders and/or body focused repetitive behaviors.
Lastly, Lindsey recognizes the mind-body connection. A healthy, optimally functioning brain leads to a healthy body, and healthy body leads to an optimally functioning brain. A healthy lifestyle and making sound choices to care for your body help with the reduction of symptoms, and enhancement of positive mood. It is important to Lindsey that each client achieves a peak level of body and brain functioning.