I believe that all people have strengths that can get hidden or forgotten when individuals get stuck in ways of thinking, feeling & behaving that prevent them from living the lives they desire. Therapy provides the space and process for patients to recognize and uncover their strengths, challenge aspects that interfere with their functioning, and learn new and fulfilling ways of being. I approach therapy from a collaborative and respectful perspective, and the start of therapy for me is always listening to each individual’s unique story. Therapy is very much about good fit, and my approach is flexible; tailored to what each person brings to the therapy relationship. Through all my years of work, I continue to be amazed at the resiliency and courage of patients I’ve worked with.
I work with adults dealing with depression and anxiety, and have a specialized focus on the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In addition to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), I incorporate aspects of mindfulness and relaxation training as I believe health and wellness include both the mind and the body.
I have specialized training and experience in Women’s Health, with a focus on pregnancy, the postpartum period and infertility. My training with Postpartum Support International (PSI), and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) enables me to assist women and their partners as they journey through these intense life events.
I also have expertise in the area of Behavioral Medicine. I approach the management of chronic medical conditions from a biopsychosocial perspective, and with an understanding that health encompasses physical, mental, emotionally and social aspects. My years of working closely with primary care helps me collaborate effectively with medical providers.