My style as a psychotherapist is supportive, empathic, and nonjudgmental. I have worked with adults and older adolescents who struggle with relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, challenging life circumstances, and difficult transitions. I work to help people better understand their areas of struggle and how they can use their strengths to cope with and overcome challenges. My goal is to help the people I work with achieve meaningful and lasting change that improves the quality of their lives.
You may be seeking therapy because you have a distinct problem that you want help resolving. Or, you may know that something is not quite right in your life but need help identifying what the problem is and how you can approach it most effectively. I prioritize tailoring treatment to individual needs and meeting you where you are, so that we can either begin therapy with concrete problem solving techniques and skills, or with examining what is going on in your life and identifying areas to focus and work on. I believe that therapy works best when it is a collaborative process between therapist and patient, and so I take an active stance while also providing you space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I know that it can be difficult to start therapy and that therapy itself can be an emotionally intense experience. I welcome and value your thoughts and feelings about the process as it is ongoing and believe exploring them can be productive and further the therapeutic process.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and most informed by psychodynamic, relational, cognitive, and dialectical-behavioral theories and research.
What you can expect: We will start with a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what is going on with you. If appropriate, we will then schedule an appointment to meet. Over the course of 1 to 3 sessions, we will discuss in more detail what you are struggling with and how therapy can be helpful for you. At the end of these sessions, we will decide together how to move forward.