I have worked as a therapist since 2013 with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including community mental health clinics, social service agencies, school based mental health services, and in private practice.
I am a life-long learner and I continue to explore methods of therapy that have proven to be invaluable to my clients. I have engaged in advanced training certificate workshops in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Postpartum and Perinatal Mental Health, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. I have most recently completed a training in Telehealth Therapy to help engage my clients online.
I take a client centered and collaborative
approach to create a safe therapeutic space for clients. I welcome clients of all ages and I tailor my work to each client’s individual needs.
At all ages, coping with the stresses of daily life can be challenging. We often have difficulties balancing our own needs with those of our families, friends, partners, careers, or academics. I work with clients to manage anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, peer pressure, behavioral problems, feelings of loss, life transitions, or concerns over sexuality.
Children & Teens
Talking to a therapist helps improve functioning in the social, familial, and academic environments. In my work with young people, we focus on social and emotional skills and work on confidence building. Younger children often respond to play therapy, pairing children's favorite play with talk therapy. Adolescents are often in need of safe, non-judgmental spaces that allow them to share their struggles and express their feelings.
Partnering with Parents
Therapy is just the beginning; home is where the change happens. When I work with children (and some adolescents), I often ask parents to be involved and active participants in their child’s treatment plan. During parent check-ins we will discuss situations at home and ways to get the child back on track for healthy development. Parents will learn strategies and effective methods of communication to reinforce our work in between sessions.
Post-secondary life comes with some of the most jarring transitions in our lives. Venturing out of comfort zones can be laden with anxiety that holds us back from achieving our potential. I work with young adults on finding their own identities, gaining confidence, and safely exploring their independence. We navigate challenges involving college stress, relationships, friendships, sexuality, finding a career, deciding where to live, and how to create a new life as an adult.
Therapy is a collaborative process. In my work with adults, I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore one's own emotional needs. We will look at life patterns and address issues as they emerge to provide deep and meaningful change over time.
I also work with adults seeking treatment for depression or anxiety, going through life transitions or relationship issues, or looking to deepen their understanding of themselves. I particularly welcome women dealing with challenges related to pregnancy, postpartum, or parenting issues.
Mothers - first-time moms and experienced moms - can find the tidal wave of change that comes with a new baby to be overwhelmingly difficult to adapt to. For some, motherhood is the first time that they have ever felt unsuccessful and require support as they navigate these feelings amidst all the newness in their lives. Our challenge is to figure out who you are and what you need in relation to all of these new pieces of your life.