Unfortunately, work stress is commonplace. It’s considered America's number one health problem. Please don’t wait until job stress takes a toll on your health and relationships. I offer a clinically-informed approach to stress management that can help you stay resilient in the face of work/life challenges.
Anxiety can be debilitating, but it doesn't have to be. I use highly effective evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat a wide range of anxiety disorders. These treatments are endorsed by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and backed by considerable clinical research.
low self esteem/low self confidence
Many people struggle with feeling flawed or defective in some way. Sometimes they know why but find it hard to do something about it. Other times it is not clear why such feelings exist in the first place. Either way, they experience low self esteem and low self confidence. I use well-researched techniques to help people build their self esteem and recognize and celebrate their unique value and self-worth.
Why are relationships so hard? Sometimes you need professional help to understand relationship patterns and the ways in which you behave in relationships. Or you may be wondering whether you should stay with someone, whether you should get married, or what changes need to take place to make a relationship work? While my role is not to provide the answers for you, I can help you to think things through in a way that creates greater clarity and understanding.
As we age, we all go through different developmental periods marked by specific issues and challenges. Navigating the changes in ourselves and our lives is often not easy. I have specialized in helping people navigate complex transitions from early adulthood through middle age (18 to 60).
grief and loss
How do we come to terms with loss, whether of a loved one, a friend, a pet, a job, an expectation, a dream? Loss affects each of us differently and there is no clear path through the grieving process. I have helped many people find their way through the pain of loss and to a place where they can begin to move forward once again.
There are many different aspects to identity. Discovering who we truly are and the roles that we play in life, whether through circumstance or choice, is not always easy. I help people explore their identity (cultural, sexual, professional) and the sometimes conflicting roles that they inhabit. I help many LGBTQQ individuals with questions about identity and coming out, as well as with post-coming out problems, such as the stressors of same-sex relationships and parenting.
Because I help people with a wide variety of problems, I draw on several different approaches and best practices depending on the needs and goals of the individual. I have had specific training in evidence-based practices that have undergone empirical, scientific testing and have been found to be effective. These include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. But I do not believe in 'a one-size-fits all' approach, so I draw from other disciplines, such as schema therapy, neuroscience, meditative traditions, psychodynamic and positive psychology, in order to tailor treatment accordingly.