My Approach to Helping
I believe that you have the capability to help yourself, but perhaps you need my knowledge and support to do so. My purpose is to help you tap into your strengths and what you already know about yourself, and help you to change your thoughts in order to change how you feel. My goal is to empower you and guide you toward your goals, whether they involve improving your family relationships, managing anxiety or depression, or dealing with work or school stressors. My approach uses techniques from different modalities, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic perspective, mindfulness, and attachment-focused therapy.
More Info About My Practice
As someone who experienced infertility, I can relate to people going through that painful chapter. Infertility is difficult, mentally and physically, and can be especially hard on marital/partner and other family relationships. Talking to someone who is aware of the issues that can arise can help you to address the difficulties thoroughly and compassionately. I'm also an adoptive parent, so I'm personally and professionally well-versed in the questions, concerns, and problems that arise during and after the adoption process.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Infertility-related counseling: for those considering infertility treatments, currently undergoing treatments, or for those who have already completed treatment or decided not to pursue treatment.
Adoption-related counseling: for individuals or couples considering adoption or foster care, waiting for placement, or for families with children via adoption or foster care. When working with adoptive or foster families, I use an attachment-focused approach that facilitates secure attachments between parents and children, particularly with a history of trauma.