My Approach to Helping
My approach to helping is anchored in connection, empathy, and the latest research — with a laser focus on amplifying potential for flourishing and fulfillment. While trained in evidence-based therapy at Harvard and the University of Miami, I lean on you for your expertise of your personal experience. Together, we’ll harness your unique strengths as we work to better understand what’s contributing to your distress.
Through collaboration, we’ll develop a plan for therapy that focuses on your specific goals to ensure growth and healing.
In my therapy practice, I work with teens and adults who are struggling to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression while navigating the demands of various life roles (e.g., work, school, family, social). I also love working proactively with those who recognize the potential for greater wellbeing and fulfillment but are unsure of how to reach that potential.
More Info About My Practice
In addition to working with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, I have expertise helping clients work through trauma. I am trained in EMDR and more recently in the Safe and Sound Protocol by Dr. Stephen Porges developed using polyvagal theory to regulate the nervous system (increase a sense of safety rather than panic) through sound (it's incredible!).
I also enjoy working with individuals on identity development, relationship issues, body image concerns, academic and occupational struggles, and perfectionism.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Miami's Counseling Center. I spent three years working in the university counseling center environment. I enjoy working with college and graduate school students and helping students to flourish amidst adversity--personally and academically. I was also trained to treat anxiety disorders such as OCD at McLean Hospital's OCD Institute, which is a Harvard Medical School affiliate. I am passionate about helping individuals experiencing anxiety to learn new coping strategies.