My style is reflective, thoughtful, and non-judgmental. First and foremost, my job is to listen to you. I take great care in learning about and appreciating each person I work with, and I believe everyone has the capacity to build a richer and more fulfilling life.
During therapy, we work together to identify what is most important to you, and what is keeping you stuck and preventing your progress. We’ll practice responding more flexibly to your internal and external world, helping you answer the question “What do I want my life to be about?”
Sometimes our actions take us towards what we care about, where we can be the kind of person we want to be, treat ourselves and our communities how we believe they should be treated, and do the things that hold value to us. Other times, challenging circumstances, distressing thoughts, painful feelings and memories, and unhelpful beliefs about ourselves and others hook us and lead to rumination, stress, and unwanted behaviors. In therapy, we work on learning new skills to handle life’s challenges more effectively, so you can do the things that matter most to you.
I have experience working with clients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, and work with adults, adolescents, and children ages 8 and up.
I treat a wide variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, OCD, disruptive behavior, trauma, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and others. My approach is also well-suited to people without a diagnosable mental health condition who notice a gap between the life they have and the life they want.