Therapeutic Approach

My clinical approach is humanistic, person-centered, and mindfulness based. Those are just fancy words for: I work to attend to the whole person; their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, body, social, and environmental contexts. Therapy is a collaborative process and I work to better understand the unique worldview of everyone who steps through the door. The relationship is paramount, as is the client's experience in the present moment, and I work to create a space where collaboration, awareness, and growth are possible. I strongly believe in the importance of 'experiencing' in therapy, through creative expression and experimentation, and work to connect individuals to new ways of being, thinking & feeling in the moment. I also aim to understand my clients' worldview and connect them to their larger social context.

I utilize a combination of techniques and modalities based on the needs of my clients. I have attended trainings to strengthen my skills in trauma-focused CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness based practices, and the impacts of grief and loss.  

Clinical orientation

  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centered 
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness Based 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Focus Areas 

  • Grief & Loss 
  • Social Anxiety & Shyness
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Development
  • Depression
  • Women's Issues
  • Body Image/ Self-esteem 
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Coping Skills 
  • Relationship Issues 

 


Special Interests

 

Social Anxiety | Shyness | Introversion

I have dedicated much of my professional development to the study of shyness, social anxiety, and introversion and the unique ways each can show up, and interfere, in the lives of youth and young adults. If you suspect one, or all, of these are getting in the way of living a more connected, fulfilling life -- let's talk. Together we can figure out what's holding you back and how best to move forward.

New Motherhood

A time of major transition, I enjoy supporting women as they adjust to new motherhood. While it can be a time of great joy it can also be an overwhelming time full of mixed emotions. If you are feeling overwhelmed, worried, sad, or just need someone to talk to -- let's connect. 

 
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