My Approach to Helping
Welcome! Taking the first step to meet a new counselor can be difficult, which is why I offer a free 20 minute consultation to get you started without much pressure. I specialize in working with anxiety, couples, and those who identify as highly sensitive. My goal from the very beginning is to help you feel less overwhelmed and more attuned with your truest needs.
Individuals I see benefit from the cognitive and mindfulness-based approaches I take to understanding and managing their thoughts, emotions, and lifestyle. Cognitive therapy combined with mindfulness is an excellent approach because it honors both mind and body.
Couples I see benefit from my training with The Gottman Institute, a leading evidence-based approach in the field of couples and marriage counseling. Gottman therapy is often described as a "nuts and bolts" approach because it is practical and helps build a solid foundation for managing conflict, as well as mending and building a deep connection.
My work with people is also influenced by Brene Brown, who said, "when we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending." One of my favorite things to do as a therapist is give people the space to explore their story and become clear on what's next.