I want to make therapy as comfortable as possible. Coming to therapy can be an intimidating process. The last thing people want is some stuffy, uptight professional that makes people feel like they need to censor themselves. I pride myself in being warm, friendly, and relatable. I view therapy as a collaboration between the therapist and client. I will do my best to make your therapy experience positive. My role is to listen, teach, and collaborate with my clients. I have worked in a variety of settings since embarking on my journey as a mental health clinician including hospice care, domestic violence, community mental health, intensive outpatient, and urgent mental healthcare. My preference is to work with mature adolescents and adults of all ages both in person and virtually. I believe mental health services should be accessible; therefore, my private pay rate for those making under 40k per year is $80 per session. Otherwise, my regular private pay rate is $100 per individual session and $120 for family. I also accept insurance. I do not provide couples therapy.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
During the first 1 or 2 sessions, I will collect relevant history and assess your current symptoms and stressors and develop a treatment plan with you. Depending on your needs and preferences, I may provide some homework in between sessions. This usually is a small task, trying a skill, or reviewing a short relevant video. Don't worry, you'll never be in trouble for not doing your homework!
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I utilize various modalities in my practice, individualizing my clients' unique needs, lifestyles, and preferences. My most frequently used tools come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My ideal clients usually struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder or a combination of mental health and/or physical health challenges. I also help clients navigate life transitions such as college challenges, changes in careers, break ups, motherhood, empty nest, middle age, aging, and change in health status or ability. I specialize in working with individuals with chronic pain or chronic illness including conditions such as Lupus, MS, Crohn's or Fibromyalgia.