Since opening my private practice in 2011 I have dedicated my career to helping children, adolescents, young adults and their families cope more effectively with anxiety. Given the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, I began working with clients via telehealth and found that it worked so well with my young adult population that I am now working remotely for the foreseeable future and exclusively with clients ages 18-35. I treat individuals struggling to cope with symptoms of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias and mild/moderate OCD. I am particularly interested in working with female college students and post graduate folks in their 20’s and 30’s. I enjoy supporting these individuals as they try to establish and maintain balance in their lives whether it be regarding school, work, or nurturing their relationships.
My clients tend to struggle with perfectionistic tendencies, a fear of failure or not being good enough, difficulty quieting their mind from racing thoughts, and managing the physical symptoms of panic and anxiety. I use a cognitive behavioral approach which means that we are looking at the connection between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, determining which thoughts are helpful and accurate, and then putting things into perspective in such a way that allows for meaningful behavioral change and more emotional stability. Mindfulness practices and other treatment approaches like exposure response prevention may be incorporated as is clinically indicated.
You can expect an active therapist who is not only a compassionate and empathetic listener, but also someone who can provide valuable, evidenced based skills (this means that they are backed by research and science!) for managing worry and stress. You’ll learn how to reassure yourself that you CAN tolerate the exhausting and annoying effects of anxiety and panic on the body and mind. You’ll learn that you are capable or more than you think, and that when you begin to set more realistic (not perfectionistic) expectations of yourself and others the more productive you will be, and the more fulfilling your relationships will feel; most notably your relationship with yourself.
Given my telehealth-only approach to therapy, not all prospective clients will be best supported within this model. Those struggling with moderate to severe depression and/or recent thoughts to harm themselves and/or others will be encouraged to find in-person support services.