• Julie Morris, Ph.D.

Welcome to Present Mind Therapy, P.C.

Whether it was word-of-mouth, direct referral, Psychology Today, Google, or just complete luck you have found your way here, to Present Mind Therapy, P.C. I am thankful that you are here.


When it comes to your mental wellness, you have a lot of options. Allow me to tell you why I think Present Mind Therapy, P.C. (PMT) is special.


PMT is the private telehealth practice created and run by me, Dr. Julie Morris. I use telehealth exclusively so that you can experience our rewarding work together from the comfort of your own space. No more racing the clock to get to my office in time, no more being stuck in gridlock and no more worrying about available parking. Working with PMT means that you can securely sign-in to our work together from a soothing spot of your choice.


At PMT, I provide the same level of expert care that I have provided previously as a faculty member and staff psychologist in an Ivy League medical school and hospital. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an American Psychological Association-accredited scientist-practitioner program. What does that mean? It means that I am trained as a both a scientist (i.e., researcher) and practitioner (i.e., clinician). I generate and critically analyze psychological science and then I use my knowledge and clinical acumen to provide you with personalized data-driven interventions. This means that you receive the same level of care with PMT that is often available only in larger metropolitan areas.


But, therapy isn't all treatment protocols and guidelines (thank goodness!). It is also very much an art, a dance! Over the course of my studies, my work, and my life I have crafted a therapeutic approach that is unwaveringly kind (I think the best of you and it's unconditional), at times gently challenging, and overall holistic. That means, I don't think you're broken. I think life gets tough and complicated and we can feel broken. But I am here to tell you that you are whole and it's my job to help you see that, too. I'll hold up a figurative mirror (with your permission, of course!) and help you to reframe or let go of some ideas or patterns that have been holding you back. Lastly, I'll help you reaffirm what matters to you and help guide you toward a life where you feel in harmony with your true self and your values. Our work together will not always be easy (maybe you've heard that therapy is hard before it is easy and this is often the case) but it will meet you where you are at and be with you along the way. Unlike apps, podcasts or books that you may have tried, therapy at PMT is tailored uniquely to your concerns and your goals.


Therapy at PMT is unique in that it draws on traditional Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as contextual CBT such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word) and other mindfulness-based approaches. Additionally, from my work with patients with cancer, those with fertility and pregnancy concerns, and other issues as they related to Women's Mental and Behavioral Health, I often infuse my work with an existential approach, attachment theory and an eye toward trauma (big T and little T). PMT offers evidence-based, integrative psychotherapy with a focus on increasing your overall Psychological Flexibility.


What is Psychological Flexibility?


"Psychological flexibility spans a wide range of human abilities to: recognize and adapt to various situational demands; shift mindsets or behavioral repertoires when these strategies compromise personal or social functioning; maintain balance among important life domains; and be aware, open, and committed to behaviors that are congruent with deeply held values." (Kashdan & Rottenberg, 2010).


In essence, Psychological Flexibility means being more present, changing behaviors and patterns that don't serve you while increasing the ones that do and moving in the direction of a life of deep meaning and value, to you. At the core of PMT and our work together is my commitment to help you increase your overall Psychological Flexibility.


Stay tuned to this blog for more about Psychological Flexibility and other mental health matters. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about me, Dr. Julie Morris, and Present Mind Therapy, P.C., please use the contact information on the website. I offer a free 10-minute consultation to see if my services may be a good fit for your needs.


Take Care.






REFERENCES


Kashdan, T. B., & Rottenberg, J. (2010). Psychological flexibility as a fundamental aspect of health. Clinical psychology review, 30(7), 865–878. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2010.03.001



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