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MY APPROACH

Compassionate, evidence-based care, tailored to your needs

I am committed to creating a safe environment where clients feel empowered to enact meaningful change in their lives. I approach the work of therapy using acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), a scientifically-validated treatment that prioritizes the client's values in therapy and offers concrete skills for how to work with painful experiences and how to take mindful, effective action in difficult situations. This ACT approach is supported and informed by my training in other cognitive-behavioral therapies, including exposure with response prevention (ERP), prolonged exposure (PE), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). 

​I have extensive experience treating individuals with a wide range of mental and behavioral health struggles. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety (e.g. generalized, social, OCD) 

  • Depression

  • Traumatic stress & PTSD

  • Problematic substance use and other compulsive behaviors

  • Struggles with "overthinking", rumination, worry, obsessions

  • Feeling "lost" or "stuck" in life, and caught up in unhelpful patterns of behavior

  • Life stressors, including relationship changes, significant transitions in career or home life, loss and grief

My approach rests on the understanding that our social contexts influence who we are and how we engage with the world. In my work, I strive to bring humility and responsiveness to my clients' experiences with social identities (e.g. race, gender, spirituality, sexual orientation, age, disability status, and others) and how these identities may shape therapy goals.

If you aren't sure if therapy with me is the right fit, reach out for a free consultation and we can discuss further!