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WELCOME

Philosophy:

I enjoy working with individuals who are interested in improving their emotional, psychological, and physical health. I believe that well-being can be seen as a process of effectively managing stressors and demands that can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. Psychological distress is often a product of imbalance between the mind and body that can result from current life stressors, previous traumatic events, and biological vulnerabilities. Such distress may result in significant levels of anxiety, depression, anger, and physical consequences, such as problems with sleep and eating. Often, individuals have not learned effective coping strategies to reduce distress and suffering. My goal is to provide a safe place to help you examine how your current approach to your life may contribute to your distress.  I believe that the use of psychotherapy interventions are useful in this process. I also strive to build a genuine therapeutic relationship that helps you to feel supported and safe as you explore areas of concern and work toward growth and healing.

 

Psychotherapy Interventions:

I use the following evidenced based therapy interventions:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Approaches

  • Behavioral therapy, including exposure based therapy (imaginal and in vivo)

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Interpersonal therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

 

Specialty Areas:

Provide psychotherapy for the following conditions:

  • Eating Disorders 

  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder  and Specific Phobias)

  • Depression

  • Stressful life events

  • Health related concerns  (insomnia, obesity, and behavioral aspects of diabetes management).

  • Body dysmorphia

  • Low or poor self-esteem

  • Interpersonal relationship concerns and stressors