My focus in individual therapy has been on treating those with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, relationship issues, and difficulty maintaining healthy boundaries or habits. In particular, I have trained and gained expertise in how to help people create, strengthen, and restore romantic relationships. However, I also work with people on the other side of relationships, helping them to process, learn from, and heal from unhealthy relationships or breakups/divorces. My style of therapy is a combination of psychodynamic, relational, and mindfulness-based. I also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) concepts and interventions into my work, to help my clients identify and change unhelpful thinking patterns. My therapeutic method is flexible, allowing me to adapt my approach depending on what each person needs.
I strongly believe that any therapist offering couples therapy should have specialized training in it given the unique nature and incredible importance of the work. As a result, I have trained extensively in providing couples therapy so that I can help couples address a variety of problems, such as improving communication and conflict resolution skills, healing from past hurts like infidelity, or adapting to new challenges or changes in the relationship. I have combined my training in Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Relational Life Therapy to create an eclectic approach, tailoring my method to each couple and adjusting throughout the therapy.
From my years of working with a variety of clients, I know that a deeper understanding of how our past influences our present is instrumental in seeing ourselves and our patterns more clearly. I believe that the ability to make positive change necessitates a combination of self-awareness and self-compassion, and I strive to help my clients see themselves both more clearly as well as more kindly. I also believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is critical, and I prioritize making my clients feel understood, validated, and safe so that they have a solid foundation from which to grow. I am interactive and direct in sessions, and am willing to challenge my clients or give them difficult feedback in a non-judgmental way. My clients describe me as approachable, honest, and warm, and I make every effort to make clients feel comfortable from the very first session.