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Treatments

Individual Therapy

I primarily work in individual therapy with adults and adolescents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, recovering from a traumatic event, and other stress management issues. I use a combination of approaches, including:

  • Client Centered Therapy, meeting you where you are in your emotional needs and letting you guide the the emotional journey

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), improving your moods by learning about and effecting changes among your thoughts, feelings and behaviors

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), using mindfulness and experiential skills to develop greater commitment to and acceptance of your emotions, as well behavior skills

 

Couples and Family Therapy

I work with couples based on the Gottman Method, which incorporates CBT as well as their own research based model of understanding forms of communication and interaction in relationships. With this approach, I help couples and other family relationships understand each other and increase affection, as well as helping in parent-child relationships.

 

Psychological and Psychoeducational Evaluation

I have expertise with psychological testing for various referral reasons, including:

  • psychoeducational assessments of learning disabilities and intellectual testing

  • health assessments for individuals interested in bariatric surgery or other forms of surgery

  • pre-employment evaluations for security and law enforcement personnel

  • fitness for duty evaluations

  • extreme hardship immigration evaluations

  • adoption evaluations

  • parent evaluations for family or dependency cases

  • general forensic evaluations whether court referred or to answer specific diagnostic questions by an attorney

 

Specializations

My primary areas of expertise for therapy and evaluations are:

  • depression and anxiety

  • PTSD

  • sexual trauma

  • eating disorders, particularly binge eating

  • grief and loss

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