My Approach to Helping
Do you often find yourself too stuck in your head? Too caught up in thinking about the past or the "what ifs" of the future? Maybe you feel like you've been trying to hold it together, but it's all becoming too much. You feel sad, worried, disconnected, or stuck a lot of the time. You often compare yourself to others and it feels like you aren't measuring up. You scroll past other people's lives on social media and it seems like they are coping with everything better than you. Maybe that glass or two of wine at the end of the day or the marijuana to help you unwind or fall asleep are starting to feel less like solutions and more like things you might want to change. It's time to take a look at what is getting in the way.
I know meeting with a therapist online may not be your ideal way to start therapy, but I encourage you to give it a chance since its a safe and convenient way to access support right now. We can do our consultation by video so you can get some sense of what it will feel like and how it will feel to sit across the screen from me!
More Info About My Practice
I am an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Staff Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. I have nearly a decade of experience treating anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, and addiction issues. I have a lot of experience working with adolescent and young adults (14-29), as well as specialized training working with parents and other family members of individuals with substance use disorders. I am one of a few psychologist nationally who is trained in CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) which has good demonstrated success helping parents or other family members help their loved one make changes in their substance use and engage in treatment for their substance use problems. I also provide clinical consultation andor supervision to clinicians who are feeling stuck or uncertain about how to address substance use issues when they arise in the course of therapy.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
* Depression and other Mood Disorders
* Substance Use Problems Addiction- helping individuals maintain recovery, or explore goals of moderation when appropriate
* Life Changes and Transitions
* Young Adult Issues-extensive experience working with Young Adults
* Parent- Family Coaching to help get a child or other family member into treatment for addiction issues