I specialize in individual psychotherapy for:
Anxiety and stress are common in our modern lives, but they can become debilitating for some. Anxiety IS treatable and does not need to keep you from living the life you want. I treat chronic worry, panic disorder, social anxiety, and health anxiety using proven CBT and mindfulness-based strategies to help you find relief from your symptoms faster. We will work together to identify the thoughts that are contributing to your anxiety, develop tools for managing these thoughts more effectively, and work towards creating new, more helpful thoughts and behaviors.
Living in a state of depression can be an isolating and hopeless experience, where it can be difficult to even ask for help, let alone believe you can get better. While medication can often be beneficial, evidence-based psychotherapy techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based practices, are highly effective in treating depression.
CBT is a goal-oriented treatment focused on the present rather than the past. Through our sessions and in your homework outside of sessions, you will begin to understand the depression loop of negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, develop more self-compassion, and create a more helpful and balanced way of thinking and coping. I hope you will take that first step today.
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Whether you suffer from a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder or just need support as you navigate this major life transition, I am here to help. We will address any thinking patterns or behaviors that may be contributing to your anxiety, depression, or irritability; find ways where you can fit in self-care; improve your coping strategies; work towards building a healthy support network; process any grief or trauma that has occurred during pregnancy or birth; and help you find balance in your role as a parent. Many new moms find it challenging to find the time for therapy - you are welcome to bring in your newborn or infant to my office, and we can also do phone or video sessions if needed.
Humans are social beings. Our relationships with others, whether family members, friends, romantic partners, or co-workers, greatly impacts our well-being and quality of life. When a problem arises in one of our primary relationships, or if there is a lack of satisfactory relationships in our life, it can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety. I work from an attachment theory perspective when working with relational issues and hold a certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT),
We will collaborate to:
Understand your attachment style and how this plays out in your relationships
Identify the negative internal and interpersonal interaction cycles that cause you distress
Work towards correcting negative patterns and developing new ways of relating and connecting with others
Parenting is hard. Period. I want to support you in having a better experience as a parent by helping you to maintain a positive connection with your child or children and learn strategies to encourage cooperation. This often requires learning to self-regulate your emotions during stressful moments, practicing regular self-care, and healing from childhood experiences.
My approach draws on the latest scientific research about child development, the parent-child relationship, and interpersonal neurobiology. I am certified as a Parent Educator in the Peaceful Parenting approach by Dr. Laura Markham. As in all other topics, I come from a place of non-judgment, compassion, and respectful collaboration. You always know your child best!