I understand how difficult it can be to seek help and to acknowledge the shameful and vulnerable parts of ourselves. As a psychologist, my focus is to provide a safe, compassionate space as we explore life challenges together. Therapy is a journey of turning undesired experiences into stepping stones and to create a more meaningful sense of self. Often times, we lack self-compassion and we develop judgement and shame directed inward. Together we deepen your level of insight as we explore past and present behaviors to resolve underlying issues and inner conflicts. I feel very passionate about what I do and feel fortunate to be able to help cultivate resolution and personal growth as I walk through this journey with you.
I treat children and adolescents struggling with depression, grief and loss, behavioral issues, and traumatic events. When working with children, I look for ways to enter into their world and to view their experiences through their lenses. I often use play therapy to help children express themselves through their “language” using play and toys to work through struggles. I also specialize in dyadic work with parents and children to help parents better understand their child’s behaviors and to support healthy emotional development. In my work with treating adolescents, I find that meeting them where they’re at and creating a trusting, nonjudgmental space is a central part of working with teens while fostering resiliency, growth, and improved functioning.
I also treat adults in individual psychotherapy struggling with a variety of life stressors and difficulties. Through our work we identify current behaviors and patterns that contribute to distress, while exploring how they are influenced by past experiences. Whether you’re feeling stuck in an unwanted routine or whether you need help navigating a more balanced and meaningful life, together we will find a way forward. I look forward to working with you!
-Children (including 0-5 population)
-Dyadic with children and parents
-Child Parent Psychotherapy
-Psychodynamic Therapy including Attachment Based Approach, Relational Therapy, and Interpersonal Process Therapy
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-Trauma and Stress Related Experiences including Childhood Trauma, Survivors of Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
-Oppositional Defiant Behaviors