My Approach to Helping
Therapy is a wonderful tool that can help you feel better, improve your relationships, and live a healthier, more fulfilling life. I believe that good therapy should improve your life in meaningful, measurable ways.
I offer a warm, non-judgmental environment where you are able to talk through the issues that are bringing you to treatment. I will tailor treatment to help you come to insights and find solutions that fit your life. I typically use techniques from cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, solution-focused and interpersonal therapies.
More Info About My Practice
I am a fully-licensed clinical psychologist. I primarily see clients on evenings and weekends but have some daytime hours available May-August. My office is conveniently located just off of Jackson Road in Ann Arbor. There is ample free parking in a surface lot. There are no stairs to navigate and all of my furnishings have been selected to be comfortable for people regardless of size.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I do individual and couples therapy with adults. I enjoy working with people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, current or past trauma (like rape, assault or abuse) and substance use that has gotten out of control. I also have a lot of experience working with people who have experienced a loss or are having difficulties in their relationships with their romantic partners and families.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I believe that everyone can benefit from being in therapy at some point in their lives. It can be helpful for anyone who wants to solve a problem, achieve a goal, or improve their lives. I think there can sometimes be this idea that you need to be in a dire situation before you see a therapist, but this is not true at all. There is great value in seeking out a professional even if you just want to get a bit of a tune-up or have a neutral party to talk to as you are navigating life transitions. Of course, therapy is also invaluable if you are experiencing mental illness or problems in your relationships, career, or health. Mental health care is health care. It's something that we all need to take seriously.