Services

Therapy Services

SPECIALTIES

Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors); Mood Disorders (Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder); Psychosis; Trauma and Related Disorders.
I approach each of my clients as the sum of all their unique parts– my treatment focuses on them as a whole being, rather than just a person with a “disorder.”

WHO I SERVE

I serve older adolescents and adults.

PRICING & INSURANCE

Cost of Services: Please Contact Me for estimates
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network. Some insurance companies cover a percentage of out-of-network provider care. Check with your insurance to see if they are one of them.

My approach emphasizes mindfulness-based therapy techniques to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, psychosis and related disorders. By integrating mindfulness-based therapy within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  framework (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), I am able to empower my clients with practical tools and lifelong skills that can help them diminish depression and anxiety and enjoy a meaningful and vibrant life.

What is Mindfulness-Based Therapy?

At its essence, mindfulness-based therapy is learning how to be present and pay attention to what you are feeling right now, without judgement and without invalidating your experience. Mindfulness-based therapy promotes acceptance of one’s thoughts and can help individuals free themselves from negative mental spirals that can cause depression, stress, and anxiety.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most widely implemented evidence-based practice for improving mental health. The goal of CBT is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that negatively impact one’s quality of life, whether it is anxiety, depression, or PTSD. By focusing on the way a client thinks, they can start developing a consistent awareness of their unhelpful thoughts or reactions. Once the client is aware, then they can make changes that can lead to enduring improvement in their mood and daily functioning.
With a mindfulness-based approach to CBT the focus is on developing ongoing awareness and acceptance of the present moment, which can help clients notice triggers and better manage depression, stress, and anxiety.

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

The core goal of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is that one can accept what is out of his or her personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches life. Utilizing mindfulness-based therapy, ACT can help individuals recognize the ways in which their attempts to suppress or mange emotional experiences can create challenges to healing and growth. ACT empowers clients to deal with painful thoughts and feelings in a way that has less negative impact and influence over them by providing them with psychological skills. Mindfulness-based ACT focuses on willingness, commitment, and value action towards a meaningful, fulfilling, and vital life.

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a research-based CBT treatment that targets emotion dysregulation. Oftentimes, we can become emotionally dysregulated by seemingly small or insignificant events, due to a variety of reasons. Our judgments and reactions — as well as our thoughts surrounding events — can cause suffering, distress, anxiety, and depression. DBT helps find a balance between accepting ourselves as “good enough,” while gently recognizing the need for all of us to grow and change. DBT is offered in a warm and validating environment with a focus on mindfulness-based therapy. DBT is particularly helpful for interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation.