I specialize in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of emotion disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma. Included in this general category are also the unhealthy strategies people develop to control their distress such as perfectionism, inflexibility, avoidance, over-regulation of emotion, and excessive dependence on others. My style in therapy is non-judgmental, compassionate, and relaxed. Humor plays a large role in how I relate to people, so it is usually incorporated in session.
I consider psychotherapy a type of learning where my role is a combination of teacher, coach, and collaborator. People with anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other issues usually have thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that interfere with their lives and cause significant distress. Once you identify what your goals are, my task is to help you change your thoughts, feelings, and behavior so you can reach your goals and no longer need a therapist.
There are many well-researched psychological interventions that are effective at treating mental health issues. I specialize in those developed within the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tradition. In addition to standard CBT, I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapy (MBCT) where relevant. I take an individualized approach to therapy and will tailor these and other treatments to fit your needs.
I have a special interest in working with college students, individuals having difficulty with perfectionism, graduate students and academics dealing with writer’s block, and lawyers.
Advanced Training: CBT for depression, CBT for anxiety, CBT for insomnia, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure.
I specialize in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of emotion disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma.