My Approach to Helping
I am passionate about being a therapist and I am passionate about helping my clients find a way to thrive. I believe that our deepest and most meaningful healing comes through relationships. I organize everything I do in therapy around the passion and genuine connection I feel for each client. You may feel like you are in hopeless emotional despair or could just use a good sounding board to help you sort through your thoughts.
I am committed to meeting you where you are and helping you to gain the insight and growth that will move you forward in your life and relationships. Your life, and whatever difficulties you may be experiencing, are important and unique to you. They deserve space and respectful attention. It is my privilege spend time with you, get to know you, and discover together how to help you move through the challenges you face today. It is equally my privilege to be a part of the process that sees you move closer to the life and relationships that matter to you.
If you have come to my profile because you are struggling with an eating disorder, it may help you to know that in addition to my private therapy practice, I am also the Executive Director of Bright Road Recovery, an Outpatient Eating Disorder program. We provide Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program services in the Claremont Village. Find out more about our program at BrightRoadRecovery dot com.
More Info About My Practice
I am not a provider for insurance carriers. However, I do provide "superbills" (a receipt with information your insurance company needs) so that you may submit them to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in working with clients who have difficulties which are often referred to as "hard to treat:" eating disorders, depression/anxiety, and attachment related issues (sometimes called Borderline Personality Disorder).
If you are one who struggles with the symptoms related to these disorders, it is likely that you are in a lot of pain and you possibly feel misunderstood. I work with each client to integrate caring and compassion with competent clinical attention to support your level of symptoms and distress.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
If you are feeling ambivalent about beginning therapy, it's completely understandable! You may worry that it means there is something wrong with you. You may have had a negative therapeutic experience in the past. You may feel overwhelmed at the thought of starting all over with a new therapist.
It's difficult to start a relationship with someone for the express purpose of working on our "deepest, darkest" problems!
It may help you to know that in addition to providing a place for you to come that is warm and inviting, there are two therapy dogs in the office: Sam and Luke. Australian Labradoodles. Big, sweet muppets who will greet you and then give you as much or as little attention as you'd prefer.
It may also help you to know that before we meet for our first session, I like to have a phone conversation for about 15 minutes. It helps you get a sense of whether you'd like to make a first appointment, and what it's like for us to be in conversation. It's also a chance for us to talk about what might be causing you to have some reservations about beginning therapy.
If our conversation feels right for you, we'll set up a first appointment. If not, I'm happy to help you get connected to someone who may be a better fit!
Getting you to the right therapist is more important than anything.