My Approach to Helping
When people experience difficulty in their lives they sometimes don't know where to turn. My approach to therapy is to welcome you into a comfortable and safe environment that will allow you to share your concerns and thoughts without feeling judged or dismissed. I find fulfillment in growing a trusting and collaborative relationship with my clients that enables them to feel heard, validated, and listened to. Once you have a better understanding of yourself and the relationships around you, this is when real change can occur. I specialize in individuals and couples who experience struggles with depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, transition and adjustment difficulties, communication and relationship struggles, and various women's issues. Sometimes it is not enough to find support from friends or family. With the help of a trained therapist, you can learn to understand and manage your thoughts and emotions more effectively, develop effective coping skills, and live a more personally fulfilling future. Taking the time and having the space to process our thoughts and focus on ourselves is essential to self-growth and healing. The process of therapy allows people to better understand their thoughts, emotions, and behavior, gain insight and self-awareness, and learn how to make genuine and long-lasting changes in their lives.
More Info About My Practice
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2007 and I have been licensed as a Psychologist since 2008. I have extensive experience in working with men, women, couples, and families as they navigate through various life stages and challenges. My style is considered to be straightforward, supportive, compassionate, and oftentimes filled with humor (sometimes we all just need to laugh). I offer weekend and weekday appointments to better allow flexibility with daytime work schedules.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation (either via phone or in-office) so we can have a chance to talk and you can ask me any questions you may have before we begin sessions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Depression and Anxiety: Most people feel sad, down, or worried from time to time. However, when this sadness or worry begins to negatively impact your overall daily mood, lead to difficulties in your day-to-day functioning, or negatively impact your job or relationships with others, you may be experiencing depression or anxiety. We will work together to identify problematic areas and negative thoughts, identify behavioral patterns or recurrent themes in your life, and then discover different thinking, choices, and tools you can use to make genuine changes.
Perinatal and Postpartum Depression: While pregnancy and motherhood is an amazing journey, women are sometimes made to feel guilty or at fault if they are experiencing sadness, tearfulness, or feeling overwhelmed. The reality is that being pregnant and being a mom to a newborn can feel isolating, overwhelming, and can be quite stressful. I have helped new moms more effectively work through and better manage their emotions, develop effective coping strategies, and successfully manage their stress and feelings both during pregnancy and following.
Relationships: Engaging in relationships with others can be amongst life's greatest joys or difficulties. Improving our relationships with those around us involves dedication, honesty, and commitment to change. I have helped many couples improve their communication, develop a greater understanding of one another, and resolve difficult issues.