I work best with patients seeking to collaborate on goals and who are willing to step out of their comfort zones to explore new ways of thinking, understanding, communicating, and experiencing life. I understand and honor that each person comes with a unique situation and background. While using an eclectic and individualized approach, I draw heavily upon Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I enjoy working with adolescents and adults, specializing in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, parenting issues, and life balance.
Many find their way to therapy while struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, or major life changes. Where most therapy ends with the resolution of the suffering, I continue to work with clients to ensure that they are not just surviving, but thriving and progressing, in their lives.
I believe we all deserve to live a full life grounded in love, awareness, gratitude, and joy.
The First Step:
- Sessions are 50 minutes
- Most insurances accepted
- Private pay fee is $120. ($150. for initial intake session)
- Cash, check, or credit card accepted
It takes courage to recognize when you may benefit from outside help. Making the initial phone call is often difficult. Feel free to contact me and find out more about my services and to see if I am someone with whom you would be interested in working. I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions.
- Individual and Couples Therapy
- Life Coaching
Specializing in the treatment of:
- Stress-related disorders
- Parenting issues
- Life balance
With a focus on:
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Is a way of paying attention to inner and outer experience with intention, in the moment, without judgment, and with compassion.
- Is being aware of the present moment, not living in the past or imagined future.
- Helps us identify our thoughts, gain distance from them and recognize how these thoughts mutually impact our body sensations, emotions, and behavior. With practice, we are more able to choose how and when we react, rather than our thoughts controlling our emotions and behaviors.
- Increases our capacity for physical relaxation, self-compassion, and promote a general sense of well-being and ease.
Research has shown regular mindfulness practice to benefit people in the following areas:
- Stress—Personal, work, school, family, financial, illness, grief, and relationships.
- Medical conditions—Heart disease, chronic pain and illness, asthma, high blood pressure, headaches, and increased immune response.
- Psychological issues—Depression, anxiety, panic, fatigue, and sleep disturbance.
- Wellbeing and prevention—Overall sense of ease, calm, enjoyment and engagement in life.
The beauty of mindfulness meditation is that it can be practiced anywhere, at any time, alone or with others. There are two general ways to practice mindfulness: formal and informal practice. Formal practice is when one sets aside a certain amount of uninterrupted time to sit quietly and attend to the focus of meditation, such as the breath. It is vital to establish a daily formal practice so one can build familiarity and strengthen the "mindfulness muscle" of attention. Informal practice occurs whenever we deliberately bring our awareness to our breath, body, thoughts or emotions at any point in the day. By combining the two, one increasingly spends more time in the present moment, more easily able to choose a response to a situation, rather than habitually reacting.