What I believe in...
I take a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy. I use a holistic approach, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. I believe in working with the mind, body and spirit to create change. I believe that you already have everything you need to be whole and healthy. A therapist can provide a safe relationship for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and a facilitator to help you recognize the unhelpful thought patterns, core beliefs and behaviors that maintain suffering. You can learn how to practice self-compassion and strengthen the positive qualities you already have.
My Therapeutic Approach...
I use a combination of techniques and theories in my practice, depending on the needs of each individual. I most often use cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on identifying and re-framing beliefs and thoughts that lead to negative emotions and behaviors. I educate clients in techniques that research has shown most effective in creating change.
I also implement mind-body techniques based on current research in neuroscience. Mind-body techniques include the practice of mindfulness, compassion training, meditation and breathing exercises. Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness of what is happening in the present. Most of us are operating on automatic pilot, rushing through our days stuck in behavioral patterns motivated by unconscious, self-limiting thoughts. Mindfulness allows us to reclaim and experience the fullness of our lives in the present.
Real change takes place outside of therapy sessions when you practice the skills and techniques you have learned. Therefore, I often assign homework and practices to be completed during the week between sessions such as meditations, written assignments, physical activity, journaling, etc.
Some of my specialties include:
Body Acceptance and Intuitive Eating
Some of the Techniques I use:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Neuropsychologically Informed CBT
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Initial appointments are about 75 minutes in length. The initial appointment will consist of getting to know each other, learning about your concerns and history and beginning to develop our treatment plan. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long. I typically recommend the first two sessions to take place weekly and then based on my recommendations, your needs and availability, we can decide on the frequency of sessions moving forward.
Initial Consultation, 75-minute session: $170
Regular Appointments, 50-minute session: $140
I am not in network for any insurance company. If you have out-of-network coverage, I am happy to provide you with an invoice for you to file with your insurance company. In this case, full payment will be due at the time of the session and the insurance company with reimburse you directly. I reserve time in my schedule for reduced rate appointments on a limited basis. This is based on client need and must be agreed upon before the initial consultation. Please note in your contact form if you are interested in a sliding scale application.