I work with adolescents, adults, and elders providing services that range from therapy for anxiety, depression and trauma to grief counseling and parent training.
A full, vital life is experienced to the degree we are able to make room for all of our thoughts and feelings, live more in the present moment, and do what matters most to us. As we learn skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings better, increase present moment awareness, clarify our values and set meaningful goals, we can choose to take action to do the things that enrich our lives. It is my honor and great privilege to join with you in this most important work.
My treatment specializations include:
- Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
- Adolescent Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Social Isolation
- Parenting Support
- Trauma and PTSD
- Stress Management
- Family Counseling
- Work and Career Issues
- Social Anxiety
- Life Transitions
- Emotional Overwhelm
I am traditionally trained in Systems Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The Cognitive Behavioral approach focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I borrow from additional theoretical frameworks including Client Centered, Psychodynamic, Existential, Solution-Focused and others when appropriate.
I regularly incorporate mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral modalities into my practice, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) an evidenced-based method that is designed to support the learning of new skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively so they have less impact and influence. ACT is a very active form of therapy, not just talking about problems, but taking action in line with your personal values to create the possibility to make life better.
In order for therapy to be most successful, you will want to work on things talked about during your sessions and at home. You will likely gain the most benefit from therapy if you are committed to the process and attend regularly.