My Approach to Helping
I believe that an authentic rapport between client and therapist provides the foundation of a solid and affirming working relationship, and that this rapport is essential to positive therapy outcome. As such, my style is collaborative and pragmatic, and we will work together to identify your goals and work toward meeting them. I seek to help you develop the understanding and skills to lead a happier and more productive life.
Because each person is unique I utilize an individualized approach that integrates various forms of psychotherapy. For example, you may want to identify and work through unhealthy relationship patterns. At other times you may want to examine the impact that your thoughts have on your feelings. Or you might seek to learn new skills to improve your general life satisfaction.
More Info About My Practice
Please feel free to contact me to ask about an initial no-cost consultation. The initial consultation may be by phone, but I typically invite prospective clients to the office to meet me and see the space. In that way, you may be more likely to assess fit; that is, whether you feel we could have a productive working relationship.
I am a member of the following organizations: American Psychological Association (APA), National Career Development Association (NCDA), Academy for Eating Disorders, and a full member of the Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA).
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a counseling psychologist I have training and expertise in psychotherapy as well as vocational theory/counseling. I work with individuals in psychotherapy who struggle with anxiety, family of origin issues, trauma, abuse, PTSD, eating disorders, and body image concerns. Additionally, I offer services in career counseling/coaching and job search tasks (including writing resumes and cover letters, developing strategies for networking, teaching interviewing skills).
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
A good fit between you and your therapist is critical because therapy is really hard work that requires vulnerability as you share personal information. You need to feel comfortable and respected, and to believe that you can form a rapport that is characterized by trust. That's why I offer a no-cost in person consultation so that you can meet me and ask questions about my background, approach, and areas of expertise. Having the ability to meet and speak with any prospective therapist will give you the information to help you decide on the right therapist for you.