My Approach to Helping
What excites and interests me about working with people is figuring out how to translate what we know works (evidence-based practice) in a manner that feels doable, realistic and inspires hope. I am firmly committed to keeping up with the latest research so my clients don't have to and being collaborative at all steps in the process. I've been a Cognitive Behavior Therapist for over 15 years using it in different levels of care with complex clients with eating disorders and co-morbid mood disorders. I"m also passionate about empowering parents with skills and knowledge so that they can weather any number of parenting challenges from feeding their ill child to dealing with separation anxiety.
More Info About My Practice
Certificate in Cognitive Therapy, Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy 2000
Advanced training in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania 2011
Advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for eating disorders- Oxford University-- 2015
Extensive training in Family Based Therapy for eating disorders
Advanced Training in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions)- Yale Child Study Center- 2017
My Therapy Focus
Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a heavy emphasis on mindfulness.
I've found that, in order for CBT to be truly effective, being able to be present and responsive is essential.
If clients do not have some kind of mindfulness practice, it's much harder to respond and they end of continuing to react.
I often start with mindfulness--especially when someone is struggling with anxiety.