I am a doctoral-level licensed psychologist who has been practicing psychotherapy in a variety of settings since 2008. I enjoy working with older adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of psychological, medical, and interpersonal issues. Clinically, I am interested in helping individuals struggling with disordered eating, body image dissatisfaction, anxiety and mood disorders, identity development, substance abuse, trauma, interpersonal problems, and self-harming thoughts and behaviors. I provide LGBT-affirmative therapy. My initial focus in therapy is building a collaborative, empowering relationship that facilitates my client's self-acceptance and readiness for change, and I tailor my interventions based on my clients' individual needs. My theoretical orientation is eclectic but is grounded in relational and evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
I consider it an incredible privilege to be part of a person’s healing journey and to walk beside him or her during very vulnerable times. I strive to help individuals explore the mind/body/spirit connection and develop curious, non-judgmental, and compassionate attitudes toward their own thoughts, feelings, values, and behaviors while simultaneously developing and practicing concrete skills and behavioral changes. Through a careful balance of support and challenge, I help my clients mindfully navigate the complex process of healing and create meaningful life changes.
Modalities: Individual and Group Therapy; Diagnostic Assessment