I work primarily with adults who feel worried or overwhelmed, whose mood has dropped or who face relationship challenges. My clients frequently deal with issues of stress management in work, college, or graduate school. In addition, I have expertise in helping people who are affected by someone else’s drinking or addiction problems.
Clients come to see me for a variety of issues including:
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Assertiveness & Self Esteem
- Relationship Challenges
- Family Background Issues
- Grief & Loss
- Caregiver Concerns
- Life Transitions
Together we will look at the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationship patterns that are interfering with your life. In the therapy process we work together to help you gain greater awareness and insight into your situation so you can make the changes you want to make.
In this collaborative process, we will examine your challenges, explore attitudes about them, and discern new approaches you can practice. Since you are the only one you have any control over, we will look at what you can do to improve your situation. I will support you as you make changes in your thoughts, beliefs, choices, and actions.
I specialize in helping clients who may:
- Feel overwhelmed, often from too much to do
- Struggle with perfectionism and self-criticism
- Tend to put others’ needs over their own
- Have a reluctance to ask for what they want or a hard time saying “no”
- Feel out of touch with their own needs, feelings, and desires
Through our work together, I help clients gain the ability to:
- Set boundaries
- Attend to their needs
- Ask for what they want and be respectfully assertive
- Feel more confident and comfortable with themselves and their relationships
I provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental space for working through the issues bothering you. In addition to my private practice, I have provided therapy in university settings and community mental health agencies. The foundation of my work is a client-centered, relational approach. I employ a variety of additional approaches in my work based on the needs of the client including psychoeducation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Theory.