Assess and address life struggles

If you are reading through this page, it is likely you are trying to find the right mental health therapist for you in a time where you've decided change is necessary. Many people I've spoken to find this time to be complicated and anxiety-filled. Congratulations on your decision to make changes in your life! Please contact me for a phone consultation to see if I might be a helpful force in your efforts for recovery.

I offer psychotherapy & outpatient mental health services, as well as addiction & substance use recovery counseling, for adults in the comfort of their own homes via secure telehealth/virtual meeting. It is my ultimate goal to make a lasting connection with clients to help them address suffering or difficulties to increase happiness and self-acceptance. I am happy to speak with you to find how I could play a role in this time of change.

Types of Conditions Treated

Trauma

  • Having a history of frightening circumstances, in singularity or repetition, can have a profound effect on a person's functioning for decades afterward.

  • Are you struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you an essential worker? Healthcare employee? Or are you stuck at home with no foreseeable end to returning to a workplace?

Depression

  • Has your mood been all over the place lately?

  • Have you lost interest in most things you used to enjoy?

  • Have you noticed increased fatigue, change in sleep habits, change in appetite?

  • Have you noticed the urge to avoid everyone?

Addiction

  • Have you noticed you can't avoid alcohol, drugs, spending, or sex for even just a day as a method of coping?

  • Are emotions so intense that you can't stand sitting with them?

  • Have you noticed substances and behaviors that used to make you feel better don't work any more?

Anxiety and Perfectionism

  • Is your mind racing constantly? Circling the same thought, fear, or worry?

  • Are you having difficulty not making things "perfect"?

  • Have you noticed repetitive habits, thoughts, or actions that used to make you feel better?

Holistic, Collaborative, Honest, Compassionate

I enjoy working with people who want a collaborative work environment in the therapy room. I'm a firm believer that mental health therapy is collaborative efforts from client and therapist. I serve as your ally, confidant, and advocate. I'm frequently given the feedback that my humor, validation, and compassionate feedback are helpful in the therapeutic process to create change and motivation for emotional balance. I primarily utilize methodologies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapies, mindfulness-based exercises, and Internal Family Systems. I also believe that a holistic, educational, and nonjudgmental approach to mental health care is vital--it is very common that problems exist in a cyclical pattern of cause and effect. This means the body can affect the mind and vise-versa in a long-term pattern. I believe in making changes in this pattern slowly while addressing any blame, judgement, shame, and any other barriers that might arise along the way.