My Approach to Helping
I believe that therapy can help individuals to overcome obstacles and create changes that result in a better quality of life. You may be facing serious challenges and experiencing significant emotional difficulties, or you may just need a safe space to open up about various stressors. My goal is to help you unravel and process the individual hurdles that stand in the way of achieving a happier and more fulfilling life.
I enjoy helping people improve self-esteem and explore new ways to cope with symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma, and I am passionate about connecting people to resources that can help them grow and succeed. I have a special interest in helping women struggling with mood issues during pregnancy and postpartum. As an EMDR practitioner, I utilize this cutting-edge technique to help people overcome painful and traumatic experiences.
I offer individual and group therapy and teach educational workshops. I provide a comfortable, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment for you to get the help you need. I view therapy as a collaborative process and welcome you to ask questions and share your thoughts on what works best for you.
Everyone’s journey is unique and the decision to seek help can be both scary as well as hopeful. I encourage you to view my web site for additional information and to get in touch if I can be of help in setting up an appointment or answering questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
More Info About My Practice
One of my favorite aspects to my work is helping individuals to build self-esteem. I view building self-esteem as an ongoing, lifelong process and believe that a healthy self-image is an integral part to feeling good and leading a happy, well balanced life. I regularly teach a Building Self-Esteem workshop. For information on upcoming dates and locations, please contact me. The workbook, “Building Self-Esteem: A Guide to Achieving Self-Acceptance & a Healthier, Happier Life,” is now available for purchase on Amazon.
Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With
Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders, Sexual Abuse Trauma, Domestic Violence Abuse, Self-Esteem Issues, Changing Negative Patterns of Thinking, EMDR
My Blog Posts
- Perinatal Mental Health: How to Improve Screening for New Parents
- Weighed Down by Feelings of Guilt and Shame? Here’s How to Overcome Them
- What Is Sleep Hygiene? Hint: It’s Not Just Showering Before Bed
- Women and Self-Worth: 5 Steps to Improving Self-Esteem
- When Business Gets in the Way: Rifts in the Therapeutic Relationship
- Take Time to Slow Down: The Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation
- Managing Meals: How to Take the Struggles Out of Mealtime with Kids
- How Broaching Can Help Strengthen the Therapeutic Relationship
- Reassess Your Relations: A Resolution to Create Better Boundaries
- Intention Isn’t Everything: 7 Ways to Inadvertently Invalidate Feelings
- A Therapist’s Dilemma: Whether to Disclose or Not Disclose
- The Dark Truth Regarding Postpartum Mood Issues
- Pet Owner Anxiety: The Challenges Associated with Loving a Pet
- Disciplining Young Children: Why Simply Saying No Isn’t the Answer
- What’s on Your Invisible Laundry List? The Silent Load Moms Carry
- Why We Must Pay Attention to the Lessons in ’13 Reasons Why’
- What You Can Do to Raise Awareness of Child Abuse
- On the Road to a New Relationship, Stay Alert to Red Flags
- How Does Pageant Culture Affect Participants’ Self-Esteem?
- Sometimes, the Best Closure Involves Leaving the Door Open
- A Shift in Perspective: Finding Comfort and Achievement
- Silent Epidemic: Lack of Assertiveness and Low Self-Esteem
- Why I Charge for Late Cancellations and No-Shows to Therapy
- The Price of Perfection: How Perfectionism Holds You Back
- Reclaiming Your Voice: Saying No to Emotional Abuse
- Trauma and the Body: When Anniversaries Aren’t So Happy
- When You’ve Had Enough: Knowing Your Stress Threshold
- What If Babies and Toddlers Understand More Than We Think?
- Learning Through Play: The World as Your Child’s Classroom
- Inspiring Your Own Joy: The Lessons of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’
- Postpartum Depression: It’s Not Just About Feeling Sad
- Understanding Dissociation and When It Becomes Problematic
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:
I do not work with insurance companies
Fees: Individual therapy fees are $160 per 50-minute session, $200 for 75-minute sessions, and $240 for 90-minute sessions. Group and workshop fees vary.