How I Work
My approach to therapy is integrative and focuses on the specific needs of each individual client. In therapy, I seek to provide a warm and non-judgmental space for you to process your concerns. Life is hard, and we often find we find ourselves caught up in challenges in our relationships, in our personal lives, and at work. Whether your life feels overwhelming or underwhelming, I believe that the care, courage, and curiosity that you find in therapy can go a long way in helping you find new possibilities. Regardless of your past and present challenges, I work from the perspective that you have resilience and strengths we can tap into as we work together to explore new possibilities in your life and relationships.
I received a bachelors in psychology from Stanford University and my doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington, D.C. As a graduate student, I have completed training in Children's Hospital of Atlanta, where I provided neuropsychological testing services to children who suffer from medical disabilities. For the past four years, I have provided therapy and psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults in a college counseling center as well as in private practice settings.
My own experience as a former collegiate and professional athlete informs my work around performance. A major part of how we perform on the field, at work, or in the classroom revolves around how we are functioning emotionally and within our relationships. I have unique insights into how external factors influence athletic or professional performance.
I provide individual therapy for adults experiencing a range of symptoms. Some reasons that clients seek therapy with me include: anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationship patterns, grief, trauma-related symptoms, body image and self-esteem concerns, grief, navigating major life transitions, and physical symptoms related to emotional distress. I use a psychodynamic approach to therapy, which emphasizes the exploration of the roots of your current concerns. Sometimes, acknowledging and processing past experiences can be vital to breaking unhealthy patterns and allowing for lasting change.
Transitioning to college can be an exciting time. However, for some, learning to balance their new found independence with academics, new social connections, and extracurricular activities can be difficult. Psychological challenges can add an additional layer of stress throughout this transition process. Therapy can be helpful for college students who are struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, specific learning difficulties, LGBTQ concerns, and general adjustment challenges.
I use a psychobehavioral approach (similar to PACT) in therapy with couples. This type of therapy is based in attachment theory and neuroscience related to bodily responses to stress. Exploring each individual's attachment style and reactions to conflict can allow for the development of strategies aimed to shift problematic relational patterns. Couples therapy can be helpful for partners who are faced with difficult communication patterns, disconnection, infidelity, parents conflicts, sexual issues, and challenges while navigating major life transitions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept health insurance?I do not accept insurance because it can infringe upon your privacy and the ability to practice without a third party influencing the therapy process. You may have out-of-network benefits depending on your provider, and I am happy to provide the necessary billing statements that could allow you to receive reimbursement. However, I cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed for sessions because each individual's plan differs with regard to out-of-network coverage.
How much do sessions cost?I use a sliding scale approach to setting fees. I meet with each person and work to find a price that makes sense for both of us. I offer a free initial consultation session to determine if we might be a good fit to work together, and we can discuss fees at that time.
Are you currently holding sessions in person?Yes, I am available to meet in person. For couples therapy, it is necessary to meet in person. I also encourage meeting in person for individual therapy, but I am able to meet virtually if necessary.