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In therapy, I strive to offer a nonjudgmental space to explore a client's stories with compassion, curiosity, creativity, and sometimes humor. Specifically, I draw on evidence-based approaches especially Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and solution-focused strengths-based counseling.

I’m equipped to provide individual therapy for older adolescents (16+), college students & young adults, and adults of all ages, addressing topics such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Illness

  • Depression 

  • Eating & Body Image

  • Grief & Loss

  • Identity Development

  • Life Changes/Transitions

  • Perfectionism & OCD

  • Relationship Challenges

  • School or Work Challenges

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma & PTSD

In addition to the topics above, I have a special interest in working with Spiritual/Religious Concerns, including but not limited to:

 

  • Deconstruction & Reconstruction: Navigating spiritual/religious beliefs & practices that feel confusing, conflicting, or changing + seeking beliefs & practices that feel authentic to you

  • Intersectional Identities: Exploring ways that spiritual/religious identity might intersect with gender, sexuality, race, culture, disability, and more

  • Religious Trauma or Spiritual Abuse: Processing stressful or traumatic experiences such as abuse, coercion, discrimination, or rejection that have occurred in spiritual/religious contexts

  • ScrupulosityManaging anxiety or OCD involving moral/ethical or spiritual/religious themes (e.g. worries about breaking rules, sinning, going to hell, or similar)

 

What can you expect in therapy? Therapy sessions typically last around 50-55 minutes. The first 1-3 sessions are focused on meeting one another, gathering information about a variety of aspects of your life, clarifying what goals you would like to work on, and identifying if we’re a good fit to work on those goals together. Therapy sessions occur on a weekly basis, with the possibility of meeting more or less frequently if/when we feel that’s appropriate. If we decide to work together, we’ll continue to meet as long as you need, checking in periodically about how things are going. Some people do well with a few months of solution-focused counseling to address a specific challenge, while others benefit from ongoing support for a number of years. Depending on your personality, interests, and needs, therapy sessions could involve…

  • Noticing patterns in your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships

  • Considering new ways to think about things

  • Learning healthy coping skills

  • Clarifying your values

  • Building kindness and compassion towards yourself – body, mind, and soul 

  • Assessing and diagnosing psychiatric conditions, if applicable

  • Connecting you to additional supports such as psychiatrists, specialists, community resources, support groups, etc.

Please feel free to Contact me directly if you would like to ask any specific questions, schedule an initial intake appointment, or arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

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