My Approach to Helping
If you've struggled to assert yourself, criticize your every move, and spend more time worrying than living, I'm here to help.
I work with adult women navigating life transitions. Many have high levels of professional success but struggle to have fulfilling personal relationships, fraught with disappointment, loneliness, isolation, or conflict.
Drawing on Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Feminist Theory, I start a conversation about you, your life, what's working and what isn't. I use evidence-based therapies as a framework for treating the individual experience. My goal is to empower you to tap into your own wisdom, remove roadblocks, and make positive change in your life.
More Info About My Practice
I am not on insurance panels, but am happy to provide documentation for you to bill your insurance as out of network. I'm under supervision by Sara Baldwin of Citta Psychotherapy.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I enjoy working with individuals struggling with the following:
Anxiety, Depression, Academic Underachievement, Life Transitions, Assertiveness, Life Purpose and Meaning, Worry, Unsatisfactory Relationships, Workplace Issues, Loneliness, Financial Stress, Self-Actualization, Overwhelming Emotions, Low Self-Esteem
Additionally, I have clinical experience working with adults, couples, and adolescents struggling with the following:
Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Divorce, Addiction, Adultery, Grief, Shame, Anger
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy is as much an art as it is a science.
Researchers have spent millions of dollars on developing theories, methods, and interventions, which I use to guide my work. But there's something about two people sitting, just being together, that's healing and therapeutic. It's important to have a witness to your story. Someone to confirm how you feel. Hear your pain.
Psychotherapy can provide the tools to challenge negative thinking patterns, break bad habits, and change destructive life patterns. Your mental health and well-being is worth the investment.
My Role as a Therapist
Simply put, my job is to help you find a meaningful, purposeful way of living through conversation.
My job isn't to tell you exactly what you need to do or give even to give you advice. It's to help you make the best decisions for yourself. I'm here as a witness to your story, your experience, your struggles and triumphs. The journey won't always be easy, as it's my job to provide feedback and challenge ways of thinking, emotions, and behaviors.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Therapists are people too. I've struggled with anxiety and worry. I've been lonely. I've avoided areas of my life until they imploded, made poor decisions, allowed my relationships to struggle and suffer, and generally been unhappy.
These struggles make me a better therapist. I refer back to these experiences when working with clients to remember the emotional pain I felt. At times, sharing my story has helped clients know that I understand where they're coming from.