What to expect in therapy

An athlete will use a coach to guide exercises and training. A skilled psychotherapist helps people exercise and train their mind and emotions for greater levels of achievement, satisfaction, and wellbeing.

Practical skills, long-term sustainable improvement

My number one goal is to help relieve your most debilitating symptoms. After all, you come to therapy because you want to feel better!

Building on initial success, we will set and work towards achieving long-term goals. With gentle guidance and coaching, change and growth can become a natural part of your life in the the same way that exercise becomes a way of life for athletes.

Expect therapy tailored to your needs, your goals, your circumstances

Working together, I first determine which psychological therapy approach makes the most sense for your unique situation. Then, we get to work. Later, we may employ different exercises, but we start with the therapy which will address your most pressing needs.

As a licensed clinical social worker with certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Gottman Method, I bring extensive training and experience to bear on helping you change. We will pick and choose the therapeutic approaches that best fit your needs. These may include CBT, DBT, ACT, or motivational interviewing. For couples, we may draw on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as a complement to Gottman Therapy. Click here to learn more about therapeutic approaches that we may choose from.

Getting to know you and building a strong bond

Our working relationship begins with a 75-minute assessment and evaluation session. During our time together, I will get a good sense of your particular set of challenges as well as your personality, communication style, and the other factors that make you, uniquely you. You will be likewise assessing me. By the end of our first session, both of us will know if we are a good fit. 

Your treatment plan will incorporate the methods, or combination of methods, best-suited to you.