Dr. Rankin sees adults in individual therapy. Dr. Rankin conducts an initial assessment over the first few sessions to determine the course of treatment. For the intake process, Dr. Rankin serves as a consultant to provide diagnostic information, to help the client understand what type of treatment they want, and to give recommendations for treatment. In addition, developing a strong and trusting client-therapist relationship is crucial to successful therapy. Once therapy starts, Dr. Rankin takes a skills-based cognitive behavioral approach to working toward specific goals. Clients practice these techniques between sessions to apply them to real life. Learn more about the therapy approach here.