My Approach

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I embrace a collaborative, holistic approach to therapy that focuses on the relationship between the body, mind, and soul, attempting to understand and balance these aspects within ourselves.  I strive to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental environment within which people can gain insight into their experiences and connect to a deeper sense of self.  At the core, I believe that every individual has an innate capacity to move towards wellness and growth.  However, often and for a variety of reasons, this process can get stuck due to unhealthy patterns and negative experiences from the past that has the potential to impact future and present interactions.  It is my desire to support my clients in recognizing and resolving these blocks and develop effective tools for working through them.  

My theoretical orientation is integrative, incorporating psychodynamic/object relations, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and attachment theory, while also utilizing other tools and therapeutic techniques taken from dialectical behavioral therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy and somatic psychology, but it is at the core client-centered and humanistic. This means that I am concerned with your experiences as lived and understood by you.  In addition, I frequently integrate experiential techniques into practice to encourage self-expression and mind-body connection.  

While my speciality is eating disorders and substance abuse, I have experience and been drawn to issues surrounding relational issues and attachment struggles, anxiety and depression, personality disorders, self-harm, perfectionism and shame, trauma and life transitions.  Watching individuals transform their lives and restore to the fullness of life is what makes this work so rewarding.  It is my joy and honor to accompany you during this part of your journey of self-discovery and transformation.  

Connect with me if you have any questions or are ready to schedule an appointment.  

Areas of Interest and Experience

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating

  • PTSD

  • Perfectionism/Shame

  • Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence

  • Body Image

  • Adjustments/Life Transitions

  • Grief/Loss

  • Relational Issues

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.
— David Richo