My Approach to Helping
My approach to psychotherapy is relational, client-centered, and designed to meet the unique needs of each client. My work is heavily influenced by psychodynamic approaches and focuses on strengthening one's core sense of self to help shift responses to external stressors. I draw from the latest research in neuroscience and coping strategies to assist clients in using their innate capacity for self-regulation. When helpful, I integrate mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies to reduce symptoms and make way for deeper and longer-lasting effects of therapy. My therapeutic approach is culturally sensitive and trauma-informed.
I work with adults of all ages, ranging from young adults and college students to older adults. I specialize in treating mood disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family conflict, low self-esteem, identity concerns, spiritual existential concerns, college transitions, major life transitions, trauma, posttraumatic stress (PTSD), and grief/ loss.
I accept and support people of all identities and value working with clients from diverse racial, cultural, spiritual, and other personal backgrounds. I have worked extensively with college students, young professionals, international students and scholars, immigrants and LGBTQ+ identified clients.