Whether you have experienced a recent difficult situation in your life, or you are struggling with general overwhelming circumstances, therapy can help to alleviate your symptoms and allow you to cope more effectively.
I offer individual psychotherapy to adults, ages 18 years and older. I work with people who are experiencing issues of adjustment, anxiety, or depression, particularly due to stressful life circumstances and major life transitions. These may include challenges orchanges at work or school (such as entering the workforce or shifting jobs or careers), family conflict, transitioning into a relationship/marriage or parenthood, challenging relationships, or loss. I also specialize in working with people with high stress careers, as well as with new and expecting mothers through the challenges of pregnancy and parenthood.
My training and practice is largely psychodynamic. However I have also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and systems therapy, making it possible for me to integrate my orientation with other theoretical perspectives and treatment modalities.
I believe in working supportively and collaboratively with you, my patient. I develop mutual goals and insight with you, and encourage you to be strength-focused and empowered to take charge of your mental health and well-being. My treatment is interpersonally and relationally focused. Through an empathic, yet direct approach, I aim ultimately to work towards helping you establish a positive quality of life by reducing your reactions to stressors, and enhancing your self-understanding. While I will offer direct and specific help with overwhelming symptoms when needed, the core of my longer-term work with you is focused on understanding your life circumstances and what has led to your current situation, and improving your ability to effectively handle the feelings associated with those aspects of your life and to feel more in control.
Anxiety Stress Coping Skills Self Esteem Depression Life Transitions/Challenges Career Stress/Dissatisfaction or Change School Issues (including, but not limited to, entering school or the working world) Entering into Parenthood Beginning or Ending a Relationship Relationship Struggles Family Conflict Marital/Partnership Issues Friendship Issues Parenting Women's Issues Fertility, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
What to Expect
After you reach out, we will schedule a brief initial phone consultation (about 15-20 minutes). This will give you the chance to learn about my practice, ask any questions you may have, and let me know more specifically what you are looking for in therapy at this time. We will also discuss scheduling and fees during this call. If we both agree that my practice and areas of expertise align well with what you are seeking, we will schedule an initial appointment.
I approach the first few sessions as an opportunity to get to know one another and determine whether we are a good fit. If so, we will continue to meet, typically once a week, for 50 minute sessions. Therapy is very individualized, and as a result, the length of time people remain in therapy varies greatly. Building a relationship and experiencing results is a process that can take time, but we will tailor treatment to your specific needs. I usually try to set a consistent weekly appointment time in order to guarantee availability and maintain consistency, but I will do my best to be flexible and accommodate your schedule if that is not possible.
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