Treatment Specialties

I  focus on adults with a range of stresses, life transitions, and clinical diagnoses such as somatization, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.  In particular, I specialize in these areas:

  • Trauma and PTSD (emotional/physical/sexual/combat trauma)
  • Relationship stress, identity issues, life transitions
  • Perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety
  • Dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness based approaches to symptoms of borderline personality disorder, trauma, and other psychological concerns
  • Clinical and personality assessment; collaborative therapeutic assessment

My clinical approach is integrative.  I have extensive experience and training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic approaches to treatment. Often when working with relationship patterns and trauma, a deeper exploration of an individual’s clinical history and attachments can prove very meaningful. Individuals differ tremendously in what they need from therapy, and I utilize the techniques that are best suited to the person and the challenges they are facing.  Most important in any therapy is the clinical relationship, and I am proud that patients routinely describe me as warm, authentic, and relaxed.  Across all individuals, I am aware of the resources (financial, time, and energy) that go into therapeutic work, and am committed to regularly making sure that clients feel their resources are being well spent. This is accomplished by offering the most current and empirically validated treatments, working with other providers when necessary, and regularly checking in with clients (via structured assessment or specific dialogue) about how things are progressing.  Collaboration is a major component of successful therapeutic work.