People tend to seek therapy when they are struggling to manage difficult emotions, experiencing conflict or distance in relationships, or feeling dissatisfaction in important areas of their lives. I view therapy as an opportunity to explore feelings, understand behaviors, and develop the tools for living a more authentic, satisfying, meaningful life.
The therapeutic relationship is the context within which healing takes place. As a clinical psychologist, I strive to be genuine, warm, and collaborative. I bring humor into my work and actively engage in the therapeutic process. I view the therapeutic relationship as a safe, non-judgmental space within which to grow, learn, and change. I believe that everyone possesses the natural ability to reach their fullest potential, and it is my privilege to help others discover and develop their strengths and resources.
I use a variety of theoretical approaches to therapy based on the needs of each individual, couple, or family. While I have experience with a variety of mental health concerns, some of my specialties include working with:
- Individuals experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, and life transitions
- Adolescents struggling with academic pressures, extracurricular demands, depression and anxiety, peer and relationship issues, and family conflict
- Young adults dealing with the stress of college, graduate school, and/or life after graduation
- Parents and adolescents hoping to develop cooperative and supportive relationships
- Couples looking to improve communication and increase intimacy
If you are wondering whether I have experience working with your particular issue, please feel free to contact me.