Kevin follows the existential analyis of Dr. Victor Frankl
It proposes that human beings are free to achieve goals and purposes. The primary motivation of humans is seen as a search for meaning. Thus complications occur when a person cannot realize his or her "Will to Meaning" and soon begins to experience the dreadful sensation of meaninglessness and emptiness. The discontent of a lack of meaningful goals ultimately gives rise to aggression, addiction, depression and suicidality, and it may lead to more serious disorders.
Perception is the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings.
Cognitive behavior, or, in other words, the way individuals perceive a situation, is more closely connected to a person's reaction than to the situation itself. Kevin helps people see the relationship between their beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and what happens next. It is a person's thought process that informs his or her actions, its how you feel about events that determines how you will act. Kevin helps by adjusting thoughts that directly influence emotions and behavior thereby avoiding depression or dysfuctional assumptions that may have been established in childhood.
A look to the future - moving beyond the past
The focus is on the client's present circumstances and future goals rather than past experiences. This is goal-oriented therapy where the symptoms or issues that bring a person to therapy are not usually targeted. Instead, Kevin will encourage his clients to develop a vision of the future, then offer support by helping determine the skills, resources, and abilities necessary to reach that vision successfully.
Some individuals do not respond to other treatment modalities.
This modality is directed toward individuals who have seen little or no improvement with other models of therapy. The focus is on problem-solving and acceptance-based strategies, hence the term "dialectical" which refers to the processing of opposite concepts such as change and acceptance. Kevin offers acceptance and support to his clients, some of whom have conditions described as "difficult to treat," as they work together to develop approaches to achieve goals, improve overall mental and emotional well-being, and find lasting positive change.
ACT applies to emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
Kevin teaches mindfulness skills using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help individuals live and behave in ways closer to their personal values. By helping individuals recognize ways in which their attempts to repress, cope, and control emotional experiences create challenges, they can release themselves from these challenges freeing their minds to consider more values-based actions that support well-being.