During the initial evaluation, I strive to understand your struggles and you as a person. Through a clinical evaluation, we will discuss your symptom history, life stressors, and strengths. As each person is unique, together we will create an individualized treatment plan based on evidence-based treatment to help you reach your goals. Together, we will determine if we are a good fit and discuss how therapy can help you reach your goals.
Together we will focus on your individualized treatment plan based on evidence-based practices. The primary modes of therapy I use are:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depressive disorders,
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for obsessive compulsive disorder,
and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for tics and body-focused repetitive behaviors.
Throughout treatment, I weave components from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) into therapy sessions. With the flexibility of these treatment modalities, we can schedule longer sessions for more intensive exposures, home visits, and walk-and-talk therapy. Individual therapy offers 45 to 50 minute sessions to learn and to practice new skills.
Some patients have a limited amount of time to put toward treatment and benefit from short-term treatment plans. These sessions are typically scheduled as longer, intensive sessions. These sessions can be scheduled for 2 to 4 hours and focus on the individuals' specific needs. This treatment option can be discussed during the diagnostic evaluation.
Small groups offer a supportive environment to focus on coping with anxiety. Dr. Fasteau applies CBT creatively for hands-on learning and growth. Current groups include:
Virtual Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE): a parent-based treatment where parents of children ages 7 to 17 learn skills to increase support of their child while reducing accommodation behaviors that maintain the anxiety and OCD cycles. Mindfulness and self-compassion are interwoven throughout the group.
Improv for Anxiety Management for Young Adults: participants learn to integrate exposure techniques, improvisational skills, and humor, to learn and practice coping with anxiety in difficult situations. Through fun improv games learn to practice skills to increase confidence, public speaking skills, and thinking on your feet. Some sessions meet off-site meetings to practice real life scenarios.
As a member member of PsyPact, residents from the following states are eligible to participate in virtual groups: AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, District of Columbia, GA, IL, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VA, and WV.
Clinical Supervision and Consultation
Clinical supervision is a necessary part of therapeutic practice throughout every therapist's career. I offer supervision to students and clinicians seeking to learn accurate diagnosis and assessment skills, CBT, ERP, HRT and other counseling skills. Clinicians will learn how to individualize effective, evidence-based treatments to their patients.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, I am offering to meet with all patients via HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software.