Individual Adult Therapy
Gamete Donor / Surrogate Candidacy Screening
I implement evidence-based psychotherapy methods and draw from third-wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations and ineffective thought patterns. I also incorporate aspects of Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and/or caretaker(s) alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behaviors and coping through feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring beneficial, life-altering results.
Depression ~ Anxiety Disorders ~ Stress ~ Phase of Life Transitions ~ Perfectionism ~ Intimate Relationship Challenges
~ Family of Origin Relationships ~ Codependency
~ Finding One's Voice ~ Complex Trauma ~ Grief & Loss
~ Fertility Challenges ~ Perinatal Mental Health
I am here to help
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you prescribe medication?
I do not prescribe medication. You can talk with your primary care physician about medication options or ask for a referral for a psychiatrist.
Are you in-network with my insurance?
I do not participate on insurance panels; however, I provide a monthly invoice (sometimes referred to as a superbill by your provider) that you can submit to your insurance provider. Some plans provide out-of-network benefits and will reimburse you directly for a portion of our work together. You can contact your insurance provider directly and ask if they provide reimbursement for out-of-network behavioral health services.
What can I expect for the first appointment?
After we schedule the first appointment, the intake paperwork will be emailed to you to complete electronically. This saves us some time from completing forms during the first appointment.
Your first session will last fifty minutes, while subsequent sessions are forty-five minutes in length. For many clients, the first session is met with anxiety, and often clients feel they are jumping around a variety of topics. This is a very typical and normal experience. The first session helps me get a more broad understanding of your most pressing concerns. We will begin to identify what has brought you to this point in your life, your therapy goals, and any other concerns you might have. At the end of this session, together, we will decide on treatment direction and frequency.