I believe all individuals should have the opportunity to feel supported during the inevitable difficulties and stresses of life. Psychotherapy and coaching are wonderful outlets that reinforce the idea that we are not alone. I understand a collaborative, trusting relationship with clients is essential for meaningful treatment and I relate to my clients through mutual respect, openness, honest feedback, genuineness and humor.
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in my practice, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based therapies and Positive Psychology to decrease depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, compulsive thoughts/behaviors and more. These strategies also help my clients achieve a high quality of life (by being more present in the moment) and engage in healthier, more rewarding relationships. I incorporate art therapy, coaching, skills training, empowerment strategies and educational components into my work. I also use Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I have always believed in the healing powers of holistic wellness, psychotherapy and proactive healthcare. Holistic wellness includes taking care of our bodies physically, medically, nutritionally and spiritually, gaining an awareness and understanding of our emotions, connecting with the world and feeding our minds. I draw on these ideas to help my clients optimize their personal wellness and energy.
I am dedicated to assisting my clients in developing self-care practices to promote wellbeing. Self-care practices may include increasing exercise, developing a healthy sleep routine, implementing “me” time, setting boundaries, increasing pleasurable activities and practicing mindfulness. My hope is that my clients will learn to value themselves, their bodies and relationships in more mindful and healthier ways.
I am committed to collaborating with psychiatrists, school counselors, teachers, doctors and other mental health professionals to ensure that my clients receive effective treatment.