I’m a Clinical Mental Health Counselor committed to helping clients learn how to use skills and insights gained in therapy to create meaningful change in their day-to-day lives. I specialize in working with individuals and couples seeking to work through challenges related to sex (low desire, sexual pain, sexual trauma), postpartum related moods and adjustment to motherhood, anxiety and depression. My work with couples, which is rooted in my training in the Gottman Method not only deals with couple conflict and its resolution, but also extends beyond the conflict into the everyday aspects of couple interaction through building and repairing the couple’s friendship, love, and the couple’s shared meaning system. I also support clients experiencing life transitions such as grief, caring for aging parents, retirement, divorce, career changes, empty nest, and emotional trauma.
I strive to create a safe and collaborative environment for clients and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients identify ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs that may interfere in relationships and personal growth. In conjunction with cognitive techniques, I employ EMDR techniques to help clients treat anxiety and depression stemming from distressing life experiences.
I have completed trainings in evidence-based treatment modalities including EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy from the Gottman Institute, and Postpartum Support International (PSI) in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care.
I am a member of Postpartum Support International, and the American Counseling Association.