My Approach to Helping
Effective treatment inspires measurable positive change. My approach to therapy is to provide empirically-based interventions in a warm, collaborative and transparent manner. I also teach mindfulness and behavior change strategies to promote psychological flexibility and therefore overall well-being. Our practice offers a fully adherent DBT program for adolescents, families and adults wanting to improve interpersonal skills as well as distress tolerance skills and emotion regulation skills.
More Info About My Practice
My specialty is working with treatment-resistant anxiety and depression, mood instability, disordered eating, substance abuse and impulsivity. I have particular interest in working with those who feel stuck and want a new approach to therapy that is collaborative, goal-oriented and psychoeducational in nature.
21 randomized clinical trials in 14 independent sites have shown that DBT reduces problem behavior, increases emotional stability, reduces self-harming, reduces suicidal urges (and hospitalizations), improves functioning and communication in relationships, reduces substance abuse, and reduces binge eating and bulimia among other compulsions. Our fully adherent DBT counseling program includes weekly individual DBT sessions, weekly consultation team meetings for therapists, phone coaching for clients and four DBT skills groups specifically tailored for adults, adolescents, families and couples.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in emotional dysregulation which often results in chaotic relationships, inability to control impulses, self-destructive behaviors, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I am particularly passionate about working with parents of adolescents and young adults and currently run the DBT parent skills groups as well as provides individual parent coaching sessions for families struggling with conflict and disconnection. In addition, I enjoy collaborating with adults and business professionals in building the emotional and interpersonal skills necessary to achieve desired goals.