My Approach to Helping
Do you find that your mood or anxiety gets in the way or even consumes your day to day life? Have you been struggling to imagine a positive future for yourself? In the face of the current pandemic, it may seem difficult to prioritize our mental health with all the other practical problems we face on a daily basis, but the health of our mind may be our most valuable asset to managing our well being as we continue to face the challenges ahead. I offer a therapeutic environment that will allow you to explore these troubles and begin to develop a plan to getting your life back to the way you want it.
I work with young adults (18-40) who struggle with depression, anxiety, social phobia, agoraphobia, panic disorder and relationship issues. Although a diagnosis can be helpful, I prefer not to focus too heavily on it because it is far too simplistic. I enjoy getting to know each client and developing an individual relationship and treatment plan with them.
Through my experience I have done away with specific and rigid therapeutic models, and utilize a more open, relaxed and flexible approach. Therapy is very individual by nature and I find that building a trusting relationship is more valuable than any particular model. With trust and comfort comes a freer and more open dialogue, which makes exploration and change much easier. I take from a variety of modalities including CBT, mindfulness, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychology as part of my therapeutic approach.
If you are unsure about what to expect and if therapy can be beneficial for you, you are not alone. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so you can ask questions, get a feel for my personality and see if we would be a good fit. Sessions are $100, but I work on a sliding scale. I also accept Cigna, United Health, Oscar and out of network insurance.