Areas of Expertise
As a psychotherapist, I'm trained in a number of modalities and treat many presenting problems. However, the following are specializations I hold.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an effective approach to treat trauma and PTSD.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
EMDR Institute, Inc.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is effective for those who struggle with emotion regulation, often leading to self-harm behaviors. This is also a first line treatment for those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Website with more information about DBT:
Play therapy utilizes a child's language of play to work through difficult issues and presenting problems.
In therapy sessions, I strive to create a warm, welcoming, and safe environment, which I believe is a prerequisite for healing. I see the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, as you are the expert of yourself (whether you believe that yet or not)! My role is to facilitate deeper insight and the lessening of suffering or discomfort. From there, we will create an individualized plan of care. I tend to draw from several theories and therapies in my work with clients, but my core foundation is client-centered, which values unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathetic understanding. I welcome feedback on the process as we go along, so that we can adjust to best meet your needs.