At my practice, I offer a safe and non-judgmental place where a client can learn and grow. Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your strengths and needs. During our initial meeting, I will offer impressions of what our work will include and a treatment plan to follow. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where you and I work together to define your treatment goals and explore issues that are of concern to you. I work hard to create a safe and supportive environment where you can comfortably share your experience and work towards change.
I believe that for the process to be effective, the therapist must be dedicated and well-trained. I have been trained in and use empirically proven techniques. Evidenced-based therapeutic practices are based directly on scientific evidence and have been studied in large-scale, clinical trials to support their effectiveness.
If done properly, the process of psychotherapy can not only help relieve symptoms like anxiety, depression, and anger, it can also truly change a person—allowing one to feel a greater sense of self-esteem and experience more enriching relationships.
I generally do not think of people in diagnostic terms. People develop personalized approaches to their lives according to their values, beliefs, and priorities. I am interested in my clients finding a personally meaningful way of approaching life. I strive to individualize treatment to each client and/or family and am passionate about the work I do.
I work with individuals, couples, and families and specialize in treating:
- Anxiety and Stress
- (e.g. nervousness, excessive worry, panic attacks, insomnia)
- Mood Problems including Depression and Manic Behavior
- (e.g. pervasive sadness, hopelessness, difficulty sleeping, social isolation and withdrawal, pervasive sadness, mood swings, irritability)
- Romantic Relationship Problems
- (e.g. trust issues, commitment difficulties, communication problems, unhealthy boundaries)
- Social Relationship Problems
- (e.g. social anxiety, loneliness, difficulty making friends, conflict with friends)
- Emotional Problems including Anger
- (e.g. angry outbursts, destructive behaviors, poor peer relationships)
- Career or School Challenges
- (e.g. procrastination, motivation problems, perfectionism, difficulty with colleagues and faculty members, time management)
- Adolescent Development
- (e.g. challenges at home, in school, or in the community)
- Personal Growth and Development
- (e.g. challenges with life transitions, significant life events, and other adjustment difficulties)
- Addiction and Substance Use
- Parenting Challenges
- Low Self-esteem
- Lack of Purpose and Creativity