My Approach to Helping
Seeking help can be difficult, but I am here to help. Most of the people I work with state that their work with me is their first time conceptualizing their concerns as a mental health issue and are seeking treatment for the first time. Not only can I support you in reducing maladaptive behaviors and increasing more adaptive behaviors, but I can also support you in understanding the therapeutic process. I specialize in the treatment of eating, mood, and anxiety disorders, and can help you identify goals that treat you as a whole person.
I began my work with eating disorders by facilitating group therapy at a treatment center in Omaha, NE, and continued as a therapist and then supervised the program. I received training in CBT-E at the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford. Since that time, I have gone on to direct several programs across the country prior to opening my practice.
The approach that I take balances helping patients create structure in their life and validating and supporting them through empathic listening. Sometimes it just takes a phone call to make that step toward working on yourself. I provide free 15-minute consultations so that you feel comfortable in taking the next step.