My Approach to Helping
Everywhere you look, what you see are people getting great jobs, posting about their awesome relationships, kids, or summer vacation plans. You often compare yourself to others and it feels like you aren't measuring up. You ask yourself what you are doing wrong, why do you feel lonely, worried all the time, or just stuck in a rut. Maybe your weekend partying or unwinding after work with alcohol or drugs is starting to feel out of control. You find yourself asking yourself why are you so behind in your life, how are you ever going to catch up? It's time to take a look at what is getting in the way.
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, mood and addiction issues. I have a lot of experience working with adolescent and young adults (14-29), as well 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 and/or 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/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
* Substance use Evaluations