My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy, productive, and satisfying lives and relationships using evidence-based treatments. I approach my work with kindness, curiosity and a strong intention to understand your experience. My role is to encourage self-awareness and help create a conscious shift toward positive changes in your life. Together, we will collaborate in helping you meet your goals and create a life worth living regardless of circumstances. Therapy doesn't have to be long-term. Perhaps all you're looking for is someone to help, support, and guide you or your family through the many challenges we face. I will work with you wherever you are in your life and tailor my approach to meet your needs. My hope is to get you back on track as soon as possible, with a new set of skills to successfully navigate your life. I offer confidential, online psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and families that is compassionate, convenient, and secure.
I work with a wide variety of issues. My main areas of expertise include:
- -Challenging life transitions
- -Coping with stress
- -Relationship difficulties
- -Expatriate and cross-cultural experiences
- -Depression and sadness
- -Anxiety and worry
- -Recovery from disordered eating and improving body image
- -Substance abuse and recovery
- -Parenting and family conflict
- -Coping with grief and loss
- -Trauma and resilience
- -Managing the emotional components of a physical illness
- -Increasing self-esteem and self-worth
- -Identity Exploration
Individual therapy with adults is a unique process that involves uncovering and examining the layers of our lives to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. You may be here seeking support for personal growth, life transitions, relationship changes, navigating a crisis, or a desire to live a more meaningful life. Individual therapy is aimed at increasing insight, reducing distress, and increasing ability to cope with inevitable challenges we all face in life. We will work together to alleviate distress as quickly as possible, while empowering you to be the person you want to become.
Adolescence can be a difficult period of adjustment and development, and it can be a particularly challenging time for parents. With the new age of technology, some teens may actually feel more comfortable meeting with a therapist online than meeting in-person in an office. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for teens to speak freely and honestly about how they feel and experience the world, and reflect on their choices. Together, we explore their hopes and goals for the future, and how they can communicate more effectively with those around them. Increased ability to communicate and express feelings can lead reduced conflict within the family and a greater understanding between parents and teens.
Family therapy is often short-term, and may include all family members or just those willing and able to participate. I believe that seeking help for your family is a sign of strength and courage, and have great respect for those who take that step to lead their family to a happier and healthier experience. The goal of family therapy is usually to reduce family tension or conflict, and increase understanding and closeness. I work collaboratively with families to help them cope with stressors while helping them heal and develop improved ways of communicating and relating to one another.
Eating Disorder Consultation for Professionals
I have extensive experience with the treatment of eating disorders and provide professional consultation to psychotherapists newer to treating this population. I have experience working in adult and adolescent eating disorder treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I worked at Center for Discovery, where I had multiple roles as a Psychologist, Program Director, and Regional Director involved in the direct treatment of eating disorders. I can provide professional case consultation, including education and treatment management strategies, by phone, video-conferencing, or internet. If you are seeking out these services, please contact me here.