I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in working with adults, teens & families. I have expertise in attachment-based and trauma-informed psychotherapy.
I enjoy working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression or difficult relationships. I use a psychodynamic approach, building on a strong relationship between the therapist and the client. Our primary change agent will be our shared experience in the office or by video, whether exchanging Kombucha recipes or feeling comfortable enough to talk about really important things you can't share with anyone else.
I also employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ("CBT") and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ("DBT") techniques, using humor and unconditional positive regard as the two pillars of our work together. While we may talk about your past and how it informs your present, my social work training will focus on getting you moving forward now. This is sometimes called Solution-Focused Therapy.
I AM also A TRAINED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE, and family law mediator. I've worked extensively with parents and children with ADD, ADHD or learning challenges. If you suspect your child has learning disabilities, I can help you navigate through the assessment, 504 or IEP Processes.
if you believe your child or teen may be heading toward a crisis, I can help you make that assessment. If you believe you, your child or teen is in crisis now, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.