Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Gottman method couples therapy, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I bring a compassionate and creative focus to my work with individuals, parents, couples and family clients.
My approach is warm and unconditionally accepting, which allows my clients to explore the most difficult parts of their experience in a space completely free of judgment. As I am trained as a relational therapist, I approach therapy through a relational lens, whether I see you as an individual or as part of a couple or family. I believe that our experiences in past relationships play a large role in defining who we are and how we interpret our world. I also believe that the quality of our present relationships significantly impacts our level of happiness and sense of fulfillment. I believe in the strength and resiliency that resides in each person, and I collaborate with my clients to reach their goals and see the change that matters most to them. I am an active therapist and I invest just as much as my client does in each session.
BS - Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Becoming a psychotherapist allowed me to use my natural empathy, acceptance, and sense of perspective in a meaningful way. As humans, we all know suffering. Unfortunately, too many of us feel that we must bear these burdens alone. Through my work as a psychotherapist, I hope to be a small part of creating a more peaceful, humane, and connected human experience.
I love spending time in nature, traveling, learning new things, and having fun new adventures with my family.
I try to be cognizant of creating balance and making thoughtful transitions between my work and home life. Being more fully present and engaged in each moment allows for a richer experience as well as much better mental and emotional well-being.
I've had so many pets throughout my life. Horses, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, fish, frogs...you name it! I once certified my dog as a therapy dog, and have been trained in Equine-Assisted Therapy.
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