Life is a series of changes and challenges which require that we adapt. Sometimes we have to find new ways of doing things, transition into new phases in our life or give up old habits or responses that aren’t working for us. In moving through these times, we may develop anxiety, depression, or coping strategies which just don’t work in the long term; sometimes these events make existing mental health concerns more problematic. Therapy offers us an opportunity to address both these symptoms and how we function in our lives. I believe in collaborating with my clients to develop a treatment plan which works for you.
Getting to know you and the circumstances that affect you is a critical part of the therapeutic relationship. Sometimes that may mean focusing on how to find new meaning in your life, sometimes developing better coping skills to use in your current situation, or sometimes finding new ways of thinking about things.
As a psychologist, I utilize a variety of interventions and styles to address your concerns in a way which works for you (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a variety of couples counseling orientations, existentialism, and mindfulness).
I’ve worked with a wide variety of client concerns including anxiety, depression, couples counseling, relationship issues, parenting, PTSD, substance use/abuse, and personality disorders. I enjoy working with a variety of adults and adolescents, and have particular expertise in women’s issues. I’m trained in conducting assessments as well.