Higher Quality Psychotherapy

Therapy that changes your life.

Improving your mental health positively impacts every area of your life.
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    Areas of Expertise:

    Decreasing Emotional Pain

    When you don’t feel in control of your emotions it is difficult to have an enjoyable life. It’s hard to be productive and challenging to have healthy relationships with other people. The emotion regulation strategies I share in therapy help you to rewire your brain to decrease the frequency and intensity of emotional pain.

    Together we explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. This helps you to reduce your emotional pain by better understanding the root causes of anxiety, depression, anger and stress.

    You’ll learn how to practice:

    • self compassion
    • mind-body regulation techniques
    • somatic relaxation exercises
    • an exploration of your own mindsets, beliefs and thought patterns
    • positive self talk
    • living in the present moment rather than the future or the past
    • value based living
    • balance & time management

    Improving Relationships & Communication

    It’s hard to feel disconnected from others, unsupported or unfulfilled in your relationships. Being isolated, feeling misunderstood or unheard can cause immeasurable hurt. Cultivating healthier relationships and improving your communication can drastically improve your life and help you to feel more supported, confident and happier.

    In our therapy sessions I’ll provide you with support and compassion while we process your feelings around relationships. I’ll help you to better understand how you relate to your significant other, family, friends and coworkers. We’ll work together to identify your patterns in relationships, communication style and explore and implement healthy interpersonal boundaries.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • connect more deeply & decrease conflict
    • decrease emotional reactivity
    • feel confident asking for what you want
    • be heard and understood
    • take other people’s behavior less personally
    • set boundaries
    • decrease codependency
    • develop more supportive relationships

    Self Love & Self Esteem

    Having a positive relationship with yourself is a core component of mental wellbeing, happiness and stability. Truly loving and accepting yourself can lead to increased resilience, life satisfaction, professional success and healthier relationships with others.

    Numerous factors can damage the relationship you have with yourself. Past trauma, neglect, abandonment or abuse can shift your beliefs about whether you’re inherently lovable, “good”, worthy or deserving of happiness. Family roles, cultural dynamics and social systems also play a role in shaping your beliefs about what you deserve and your value as a human being.

    Issues with self love can lead to perfectionism, social anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationship dynamics, personality disorders, stress, self harm and addiction. I will help you to improve your relationship with yourself by illuminating the root causes of your negative beliefs about yourself. We’ll work together to shift these beliefs and help you build healthy, stable self esteem.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • recover from invalidation
    • heal from past interpersonal trauma
    • identify and utilize your own unique strengths
    • challenge negative beliefs about yourself
    • treat yourself like someone you love
    Mindfulness

    If you’re experiencing anxiety you may notice yourself feeling stressed or nervous about what could go wrong or anticipating bad things that might happen in the future. You may also notice yourself reliving the past, thinking back on regrets or yearning for “how things used to be.” Mindfulness can help you avoid these unhelpful patterns by living in the present and maximizing the happiness you experience now.

    Mindfulness encourages a focus on the present moment- observing your thoughts, feelings and actions rather than ignoring your inner experience and operating on autopilot. Mindfulness helps you to feel more in control of your life and allows you to make healthier choices. It’s a key factor in changing unhelpful patterns.

    I’ll teach you how to:

    • increase your awareness of the present moment
    • think and act in your own best interest
    • decrease reactivity & unhelpful past patterns of behavior
    • practice acceptance of yourself, your circumstances & life challenges
    • use sensory grounding techniques
    • practice meditation & other mindful activities

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What conditions and concerns do you treat?

    Conditions treated in this practice include:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Stress
    • Overwhelming Emotions
    • Burnout
    • Mood Disorders
    • Perfectionism
    • Relationship & Communication concerns
    • Self Esteem and Confidence issues
    • Trauma & PTSD
    • BPD

    How is therapy with you unique?

    Warm & Compassionate Approach

    I use a warm, compassionate and accepting approach in therapy to make it easier to open up. I seek to truly understand you and never judge you. I collaborate with you to help you see BIG improvements in your life. I’ll support you through painful moments while helping you to identify and address challenges that get in the way of your happiness.

    Scientifically Proven Techniques

    You may find that you truly want to be happy but can’t seem to figure out how. I use scientifically proven techniques & teach new skills that help you to change your thoughts, feelings, actions and relationships. I will help you to help you to reach your goals by educating you, keeping you accountable and being your cheerleader along the way.

    Beginning with the End in Mind

    My goal is to essentially help you become your own therapist by learning how to support yourself and what strategies help you to maintain good mental health. I will always be there if you need support, and meet with many of my patients on an ongoing basis for years. I aim to help you feel supported, better understand yourself, learn new techniques and maximize your potential on the timeline that works best for you.

    I often send secure messages full of information and a review of what was discussed during your session. This information is your to keep for life, and can be a helpful reminder of what works best for you to maintain your mental health.

    What can I expect in a therapy session?

    You can expect to feel validated, supported and better educated on how to manage painful feelings, improve your relationships and achieve your personal goals.

    I practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – which focuses on providing empathy and compassion while also teaching practical techniques to keep emotions balanced, reduce emotional pain, practice mindfulness, and improve relationships. 

    I listen intently during sessions and really care about your feelings and experiences.  I utilize a non-judgmental approach to help you feel seen and heard, and work with you to find solutions to your problems. 

    What are the benefits of Psychotherapy with you?

    I have helped hundreds of people achieve benefits from therapy such as:

    • Improved Mood
    • Decreased anxiety & stress
    • Letting go of pain from past experiences
    • Increased self love & confidence
    • Decreases in negative thinking
    • Increased energy & motivation
    • Improved relationships
    • Increased self awareness
    • Accomplishing personal & professional goals
    How much does therapy cost?

    $65 for 30 minute sessions

    $95-125 for 60 minute sessions

    What are common therapy goals you help people work on?
    • “Improve my mood”
    • “Decrease my anxiety”
    • “Learn techniques to manage painful emotions effectively”
    • “Increase self confidence”
    • “Heal from past trauma”
    • “Improve my relationships”
    • “Improve my communication”
    • “Learn to set healthy boundaries”
    • “Increase mindfulness”
    • “Achieve professional goals”
    • “Improve work/ life balance”
    • “Change unhelpful life patterns”
    How will I know if therapy is working?

    You may notice these benefits from therapy:

    • A positive change in mood, mindset and thoughts
    • You use healthier techniques to manage stress
    • You better understand yourself and your needs
    • You are kinder to yourself
    • Your relationships with others improve
    • You feel more focused and motivated
    • You find it easier to forgive yourself and others
    • Your personal history no longer feels like it is negatively impacting your present life
    • You have a clearer sense of your boundaries and how to communicate them assertively
    • You are more resilient to challenges
    • You feel a sense of inner peace
    What Insurance Plans are accepted?

    United Healthcare

    Optum

    Cigna

    Humana

    *** Other Insurance: My medical billing specialists can also help you to get money back from your insurance company if you have “out of network benefits.”

    Therapy provides a warm, non-judgmental space for you to gain support & learn strategies to improve your mental health. It is an opportunity to create a future that is better than your past.

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