Philosophy

I believe therapy consists of hope and courage. I have wanted to be a psychologist since I was seven years old and every time I meet with a client I am reminded of the resiliency and strength of the human spirit. My goal as a psychologist is to work collaboratively with my clients to help them strengthen, develop and learn skills that increase feelings of happiness and fulfillment in their lives. Toward this goal, I have advanced training in empirically validated treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Gottman’s Couples work. My specialties include working with individuals experiencing intense emotions (from trauma, grief, chronic and medical conditions), with couples who want to strengthen their connection with their partner, and with individuals struggling with addictions. Together we explore relevant current, developmental, and environmental factors in order to identify areas where change is and is not possible. Learning to accept what we cannot change will allow us to productively focus on what we can change and for you to learn new skills so you can begin a new phase of your life, happier, calmer and wiser. Life is a journey and sometimes we need help navigating through difficult times; I am here to help you to find the courage and hope to navigate life successfully.