My Approach to Helping
When difficult emotions or experiences interfere with our ability to enjoy life, it can be hard to figure out what to do. You might feel stuck in patterns of thoughts or behaviors that are making it hard for you to fully engage in life.
I can help you move through this challenging time and emerge feeling happier, stronger, and more like yourself. Together we will discover the tools you have within you to support healing, growth, and change in your life. You and I will uncover a happier and more peaceful you.
More Info About My Practice
I currently accept BlueCross/BlueShield PPO.
I work with women and children (ages 0-18) who are struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety or depression.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have extensive training in the areas of grief and trauma. My trauma training began in 2005 as a graduate student, when I worked with young children who had witnessed domestic violence. Several years later, I decided to study grief, as I began to realize the immense sense of loss that inherently comes with trauma. I provide EMDR to clients suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
I am also skilled at helping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and personal growth.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy provides individuals with a safe, non-judgmental space to process and explore their life experiences. It's a place to find answers to your own questions, make peace with unresolved issues, discover new ways of thinking and existing in the world. Therapy is experienced differently by each individual, but some people I've worked with have described therapy as "freeing," "a weight lifted," "waking up to life," and "clearing the clouds from inside the mind."
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
There are many approaches and techniques a therapist may implement. However, research shows that the most important factor in determining a client's growth in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. When choosing a therapist, listen to your gut. It's important that you walk away from sessions feeling heard, validated, and valued. This is when you will find healing and growth. Don't hesitate to "shop around" and find the therapist who is right for you.