My Approach to Helping
I engage in open dialogue with clients to gain an understanding of their perspectives and concerns, relating in a compassionate and supportive manner to foster self-exploration. I draw from various models of therapy, including cognitive-behavioral strategies, somatic psychology, psychodynamic techniques, and solution-focused approaches to guide clients in making sense of longstanding patterns, experience emotions in a safe environment, and work toward positive life changes.
By relating authentically and openly to the people I work with, I provide a safe and comfortable environment for clients to be vulnerable, "get out of their heads", and become grounded in physical and emotional experiences, and shift unhelpful patterns. I utilize mindfulness strategies and incorporate yoga philosophy and practice into my style of therapy, which supports my clients in being present in the moment, letting go of resistance and attachments, connecting to their inner selves, and deepening emotional processing.
More Info About My Practice
I am in-network with several insurance companies and am covered by out-of-network benefits under most other insurance plans, and I submit all billing to insurance companies on behavior of clients. I encourage you to contact your insurance company to determine your coverage and co-pay or deductible responsibilities before scheduling, and I am happy to provide further guidance in making sense of your benefits.
Initial sessions offer us a chance to get to known one another, as well as for me to obtain personal history and details regarding the concerns that bring you to therapy. After that, we work together to develop goals for treatment and make a plan based on your individual needs and wishes for therapy.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have extensive experience in working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, body image issues, relationship concerns, trauma, grief and loss, panic symptoms, phobias, prenatal and postpartum mood concerns, challenges in parenting, and adjustments to life transitions. I work primarily with adults and older adolescents, and see couples and families together in addition to providing individual therapy.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am passionate about connecting people, and an awareness of my strengths in offering empathy and support to others guided me into becoming a therapist. I feel grateful for the opportunity to witness my clients' processes of self-exploration, breakthroughs in understanding relationship patterns and contributors to core beliefs, and progress as they successfully initiate long sought-after changes. I am honored by people's willingness to be vulnerable and open regarding their life experiences and ways of thinking, and love being able to act as a caring and helpful figure as they do important work for themselves.