Theoretical Approach

I employ an integrative approach to therapy with patients. My primary goal is to help you address your concerns by developing a supportive, therapeutic relationship. Much of my role in our work together is focused on helping you explore, identify, and increase comfort with emotions. I integrate interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, along with techniques from other theoretical approaches (e.g. psychodynamic, family systems). My role will also be influenced by your presenting concerns, along with your wants and needs. I take time while we are getting to know one another to ask you what you are looking to find and gain from therapy. If you have been in therapy in the past, we can discuss what did and did not work for you.  

Areas of Interest

Having worked with people with a wide variety of concerns, I consider myself a generalist and enjoy having a lot of diversity among my patients. My special areas of interest include LGBTQ issues, relationship concerns, family of origin, life transitions, grief, and anxiety or mood disorders. I have worked with patients with concerns about body image and disordered eating. I also have experience working with people who want to reduce their drug or alcohol use. I am a “sex-positive” therapist, meaning that I am comfortable talking about various sexual health and relationship topics.  

Please contact me if you have any questions about the work I do. I have a lot of experience and interests beyond the topics listed above.      

 

Testing and Assessment

As a licensed psychologist, I have education and training on various psychological assessments.  At this time, I do not provide formal testing services. I can provide psychological evaluations and diagnostic assessments and sometimes incorporate various testing tools into the therapeutic process.