My Approach to Helping
My joy and expertise is helping individuals and couples with a wide range of relationship difficulties, such as communication difficulties, family conflict, divorce, parenting, adoption, attachment, love addiction, affairs, issues of intimacy, etc. I'm especially skilled at and enjoy helping women with issues of co-dependency, power inequalities, guilt, self-loading, loss of self, or low self-esteem supporting them to become empowered to get their needs met in their lives and relationships. In addition, I see adults and adolescents struggling with issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, loss and grief.
I believe that people are wise, resourceful, and already have inside what is needed to overcome challenges that show up in their life and relationships. With my help, we will explore and identify what's getting in the way of you feeling empowered to address these challenges effectively. I have a deep passion for helping couples and individuals transform themselves and their relationships.
In terms of couples work, many conflicts stem from poor communication skills. There's a lack of understanding why we get triggered by the other, and how to own our feelings. I will support both of you in learning to hear what the other is really saying and support you to communicate safely and honestly without blame.
More Info About My Practice
The essence of my style as a therapist is being respectful, relational, kind, curious, and real. I see life as being about relationships, and I believe that healing happens in the context of relationships. Clients have reported that they appreciate me for my warm, insightful, and direct style. I use a variety of treatment modalities, such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Relational, Humanistic, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Oriented, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Existential Therapy, Attachment-based, and Neuroscience.
I'm contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral HealthHarvard Pilgrim and Tufts. You need to contact your insurance company to make sure that my services are covered under your plan. Please bring your insurance card to your first appointment. For out-of-pocket pay, I charge $110 for an individual 50 min. session, and $140 for a 75 min. couple or family session.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am a lover of realness, truth, and authenticity. What I love about being a psychotherapist is to entrusted with what's really going on for people; their deepest sorrows and their hardest struggles. I feel honored when vulnerable feelings feel safe to emerge. It's a privilege to be invited to come along on a client's journey of change, transformation, or healing as a witness and guide. I thank you for the gift.
My Therapy Focus
I value the therapeutic relationship as the most important factor in successful therapy. Thus, I see my role as a holder of safe space where you (and your partner) can experience unconditional regard as you explore your issues in a pace that you set. By identifying beliefs, feelings, unmeet needs, early attachment wounding, and strategies that you've learned to cope, you'll begin to see that your ways of acting in relationship make sense, but they may not serve you in getting the love you want. As you are witnessed without judgments, my hope is that you'll feel safe and supported in letting go of painful emotions and unhelpful ways of thinking and coping. As you do, you'll discover, embrace, and begin to express your true needs. You'll learn new ways of being and communicating in relationships. You'll begin to experience that when you change, others respond differently to you. As a result you feel more empowered, joyful, and in charge in your relationships.