I approach my clients with a strengths-based, solution-oriented approach. I am a best match for people who not only want to understand why they are stuck, but are ready to learn new strategies for how to move forward. Therapy with me is active and goal-directed. I will listen, support and connect with you, but I will also challenge you and jump in if I feel there are tools, strategies or perspectives that might help. My strategies are informed by principles including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), neuroscience, rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and systems theory. I remain up to date on effective strategies and am flexible in adapting various skills in a tailored approach to your needs. I help individuals better manage mood (such as anxiety and depression); life circumstances (such as stress, adjustment issues, trauma and grief); improved relationships in family, parenting and at work; and increased self-esteem, life satisfaction and self-actualization.
Our work begins with an initial consultation (typically 75 minutes) where we will review your situation, explore what’s working and what’s not working, and assess if we are a good fit. If we are not a good fit, I will help you clarify what you need. If we do engage in counseling, we will work together to create a road-map to help you move forward. Some counseling needs are brief nature (4-6 sessions); while others lend themselves to a more moderate (8-12 sessions) or extended engagement (20 sessions or more). You will be involved at all times in shaping the course and duration of our work.
Know that I am a private, out-of-network provider which means that I do not accept insurance. I can provide detailed receipts if you want to submit them to your insurance provider. My practice is extremely busy and this means there is likely a waiting list to begin.