About Dr. Kehle-Forbes
Seeking therapy to overcome past traumatic events takes courage and can be a scary step for many. I will collaborate with you to build a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship so that you are able to do the hard work of processing your trauma. I am licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in PTSD treatment and have over a decade of experience helping clients heal from traumas, including sexual and physical assault, combat, accidents, medical trauma, and childhood abuse. I use treatments that have proven to work in clinical research, giving you confidence that you are receiving the most effective treatment available.
It is a privilege to serve as clients' coach and cheerleader as they heal from trauma. Explore my website to determine if my practice is a good fit for you. Finding a therapist that you connect with is essential for successful therapy.
Specializing in Prolonged Exposure Therapy to Treat Adults with PTSD
What is PTSD?
What Can I Expect from Therapy?
What is Virtual Therapy?
PTSD can develop after you go through a trauma or traumas, such as life-threatening events or sexual assault. People with PTSD relive the trauma in their mind, avoid reminders of the trauma, have more negative thoughts and feelings than before the trauma, and feel keyed-up or on edge. Most people feel this way for a few weeks after a trauma; if these feelings persist, you may have PTSD.
Dr. Kehle-Forbes uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat PTSD. Most often, she uses Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). PE has been widely studied and found to be one of the most effective treatments for PTSD. PE is a short-term therapy; it usually lasts 10-15 sessions. With the support of your therapist, you gradually approach trauma-related situations and memories that have been avoided since the trauma. PE has been shown to help people with a wide variety of types and numbers of traumas.
Dr. Kehle-Forbes provides PE exclusively through virtual therapy. In virtual therapy, you meet live with your therapist using a secure video conferencing program on your phone or computer. Research has repeatedly found that clients get as much benefit from virtual therapy as from in-person therapy. Dr. Kehle-Forbes is able to provide virtual therapy to clients in Minnesota.