I take a warm, practical, and open approach to help my clients gain greater self-understanding, clarify their goals, and make the changes they seek. My approach incorporates evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and short-term psychodynamic therapy. I work with clients to address therapeutic issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/bereavement, relationship problems, issues of identity and spiritual/existential crises. I have also worked extensively with individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, using treatments with strong research support.
I understand that every individual comes to therapy with a unique set of experiences and challenges. As such, I work with clients to promote both greater self-awareness and practical solutions to life’s challenges. I encourage my clients to work through unhelpful patterns, difficult and scary thoughts, and overwhelming feelings for the purpose of developing new and healthy coping skills and fresh perspectives on challenges that once seemed insurmountable. This process facilitates symptom relief, while also creating lasting change. Ultimately, I hope each client leaves my office feeling a greater sense of self-efficacy, strength, emotional freedom, and meaning.
I am dually trained in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology. I received my doctorate and master’s degrees from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and my bachelor’s degree from Yale University. I have worked in urban schools; hospitals; and low-income outpatient clinics, providing psychotherapy services to individuals across the lifespan and from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.