In times of stress, it can feel as though it’s you against the world and that control is limited. My goal is to foster a sense of both acceptance of these situations and commitment to tackling them in an adaptive way while also exploring how previous experiences have shaped the way you approach life. I approach therapy in a warm, non-judgmental way so as to foster a comfortable setting for clients that encourages communication. With this, continuous effort is made to facilitate affirmative, validating, and open dialogue. Above all else, I place emphasis on showing up as authentically as possible in the therapy room and I encourage clients to do the same.
My area of expertise is in working with individuals with eating disorders/disordered eating as well as individuals struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I also specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing stressors in their everyday lives which can result in anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. Most of my work is rooted in concerns around self-esteem, relationships, and development over the life course. Over the course of my career, I’ve worked in various settings including community mental health, college counseling, substance abuse and eating disorder programs, trauma-informed intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, inpatient hospitalization units, and private practice. I primarily utilize third-wave behavioral interventions and have extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).