My Approach to Helping
Have you been down or depressed lately? Do you get no pleasure from the things that used to interest you? Or have past regrets made it difficult to focus on the here-and-now? Dealing with depression is tough, but there's good news. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), I can help you cut through the fog of depression, reconnect with your values, and regain a sense of confidence, purpose, and direction.
As a licensed clinical psychologist and depression treatment specialist, I can help you learn practical, evidence-based strategies to (1) become more aware of the ways depression affects your daily life, (2) figure out the useful things your depression might be trying to tell you, and (3) blaze a new trail toward the life you want to be living.
I work with people from many backgrounds, and I have specialized experience with military veterans, high-performers in professional and academic settings, and those who hold religious, spiritual, or philosophical values.
If any of this struck a chord with you, let’s chat. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation, check out my website, or give me a call today to see if we might be a good fit.
More Info About My Practice
I am accepting new clients via video telehealth visits.
I am not an in-network provider with any insurance panels. Upon request, I can provide "superbills" to assist you in seeking out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Depression is a devastating experience, especially for someone with strong personal values and big life goals. It can be like a thick fog, clouding our vision and confusing us about where we are and where we're going in life. It makes us feel like we've lost our way, and it can make us doubt whether we'll be able to find the way back. Depression is one of the most common and most harmful health conditions today, and I believe that those struggling with it deserve to work with someone who has made that work their specialty.
As a clinical psychologist with 7+ years of experience, my primary focus since my first day of graduate school has been treating depression and related concerns (e.g., anxiety, sleep, substance use). I've done so in many different settings and with diverse groups of people. I've also published original research on the nature and treatment of depression, which deeply informs my practice.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I received my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, completed a fellowship in the Michigan Medicine-VA Ann Arbor Postdoctoral Consortium, and served as Team Leader for the Mental Health Clinic at the Toledo VA. I am currently licensed as a psychologist in the state of Michigan.
What Makes up a Problem?
Many people are not sure if they have depression, or if therapy will be able to help them. If you are struggling with any of the following, you may be suffering from depression:
Sad or low mood
Loss of interest or pleasure in your usual activities
Feeling empty inside
Loss of confidence in yourself
Dwelling on past regrets
Changes in your sleep or appetite
Disconnecting from the people and things you value most
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a research-backed, time-limited treatment that works for depression and related conditions (e.g., anxiety). If you are interested in learning concrete, practical skills to help you actively manage depressive symptoms while making progress toward your life goals and interests, CBT may be a good fit for you. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation or give me a call today to learn more.