Areas of Expertise
Grief & Loss Therapy
Losing someone we love is never something we will "get over". It's life changing, some might say, life-shattering. Going to speak with a trained professional will not bring a miraculous healing, quick fix or a way to make the pain lessen on a specific time line, but what it can do is bring structure to a non-sensical situation, help you to pick up some of the pieces that have been shattered, while honoring the relationship with the person who is now gone, and gently guide you in a direction of finding purpose and meaning in life again.
I am excited to be offering a more strategic way of working together. This is for anyone who is looking for help in making a transition in their life-- whether having to do with your career, home relocation, relationship challenges, and accountability for goal setting.
Within this way of working together, I am more solution oriented, and the work is interactive towards getting you to where you want to be without the added layers of psychotherapy. Having a clinical background with a more laser-focused approach can help you to get where you want to go and feel how you want to be feeling with a more direct approach.
These sessions are offered in person and online.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a structured approach that focuses on understanding and changing both how you think (“cognitive”) and what you do (“behavior”) in order to resolve current life difficulties and reduce psychological symptoms and distress, especially anxiety. Whether you've struggled with anxiety all of your life, or it's situational,CBT provides you with a new way of understanding and approaching your problems, as well as targeting change in the unhealthy patterns that maintain your problems. Treatment is collaborative and emphasizes skill-building and problem-solving to improve functioning.
Addiction and Recovery Aftercare
“Aftercare” is a general term used to describe any ongoing or follow-up treatment for substance use disorder or eating disorders which occurs after an initial rehab program. Although the timeline for rehab or any formal treatment duration will vary, at some point this phase of recovery will approach an end point. Ongoing recovery efforts, however, are likely and encouraged to continue. I work on a case-by-case basis with both individuals and family members coping with substance use disorder or disordered eating, who have either already been in medically- assisted treatment or who are contemplating doing so. The goal is to prevent relapse, maintain recovery, and achieve a life filled with rewarding relationships and a sense of purpose.
“...real, deep scars can heal, but not when band-aids replace self-reflection...”