Providing Psychological & Behavioral Health Services
Our therapists who work tirelessly to help you grow.
Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
My Personal Bio
What brings you to seek therapy is personal, important, and deserving of attention. I offer a non-judgmental and safe space to learn, grow, and share.
I am psychodynamically oriented therapist, meaning I’m thoughtful about the impact that early life experiences have on our understanding of ourselves; while each of us is greater than our symptoms (biology, families, relationships, and environments) each of these have shaped us and therefore exploring their impact in essential to our work together.
I support adults as they confront transformation and change, such as relationship issues, grief and loss, and adjustment to illness. I have extensive experience helping people cultivate and maintain recovery from using substances. I support people by helping them build upon their strengths as they find a balance between change and acceptance.
I am a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders (i.e., Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Emetophobia, Misophonia, etc.).
I utilize a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) framework with my clients, specifically exposure with response prevention (ERP). ERP is the gold-standard intervention for treating OCD and anxiety symptoms and can ultimately break the cycle of obsessions and compulsions. I am a published author on the topic of OCD and anxiety disorders and feel confident in my ability to empower you with real tools to create real change.
I engage in an effective and empathic individualized approach to meet your needs. I create a safe space for you to express yourself without judgement. From my years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, I know you have the ability to make big changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be amazed at how capable you are. Let's do this together!
Clinical Professional Counselor, M.S.Ed, M.Phil.Ed
My Personal Bio
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults in their 20's and 30's who are exploring various aspects of their experience and identity. These younger years are filled with life transitions that can be difficult to navigate. These life changes can bring about family conflict, relationship challenges, stress, anxiety, and depression. I am here to help you or your adolescent wade through the ocean that is our emotions.
I believe early experiences and relationships have a profound impact on how we process and metabolize our experiences. My work is informed by psychodynamic theory which provides a framework for understanding one’s complex emotional responses, thought process, and repetitive patterns.
My intentions are to help individuals meet their highest potential and free themselves from emotional distress while enhancing their self-esteem, pleasure, and personal relationships. Life doesn't change for the better by accident. It changes with intention.
Drastic shifts are sometimes necessary to make room for what truly brings us happiness. These transitions may provoke anxiety, but they also prompt us to question, evolve, and finally become who we were meant to be. I am here to assist you in your journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment.
My approach is grounded in Psychodynamic and Relational Theory. We work together to understand your emotions, early-life experiences, and beliefs to gain insight into your present-day issues, unhealthy patterns, and your path ahead.
I specialize in accompanying my patients through major life transitions:
- Discontent with the people and activities that
once provided enjoyment
- Self-questioning about who you are or where your
life is going
- Changes in family dynamics
- Affairs and other relationship challenges
- Sudden-onset illness
- Loss and grief
Every story is unique. My job in session is to listen well and frame a space that invites you to speak freely. I treat Individuals, teens, families and children in crisis using the telehealth medium. Connecting with angry, withdrawn, or difficult to reach children and teens is a specialty. If you’re worried about your little one, your teen is in trouble, or you notice that “family feeling” of togetherness, mutual support, and thriving is missing, we can tailor a successful approach for the specific situation your child or family faces.
My area of expertise is in helping people who grapple with overwhelming emotions, dissociative defenses, painful experiences, or self-destructive patterns to get to a place that's more livable. I work exclusively through telehealth. Integrating the tools of old school psychotherapy with affective neurobiology, relational theories of change, and a horizontal treatment approach, I can help you get to the root of the problem as we work in the moment towards equilibrium and a sense of connectedness to yourself and others.
When we facilitate a safe and comfortable space to speak, saying whatever comes to mind, the keys to resolving your difficulties emerge, and we work with these keys to make life more livable. This is the essence of the process, and teletherapy makes it available wherever you are.
Making changes in our life begins by recognizing that changes need to occur and ones old ways of coping are no longer effective. Working with the right therapist can help you learn and apply new and adaptive coping skills to identify and maintain a life worth living. We can look at these past and present behaviors and work towards understanding where they come from. I create a therapeutic environment that is safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive. For over 20 years, I’ve specialized in working with individuals struggling with substance abuse, eating disorder, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety.
Are you reasonably successful, yet know you have the potential to be so much more? Do you want your relationships to bring you more satisfaction and your career more success? Do you want to work hard and to play hard, too? You may be hampered from reaching your goals for many reasons: anxiety, depression or because you have never learned how to take those final steps to reach your potential.I have 33 years experience helping people overcome many difficulties and disorders. I invite you to contact me if you’d like to move your life forward to the one you want and deserve.
I am a NAAP certified psychoanalyst and have been in private practice since 1985. I am comfortable working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a wide-range of presenting problems. I treat all individuals with respect and use humor and warmth to help facilitate the therapeutic relationship.