Adolescence is a period of incredible growth and change- marking the transition from child to adult. Inherent in this stage of life is the development of a deeper understanding of oneself and the ability to form deeply emotional connections to others. When teens experience challenges, they often experience disruptions in their self-growth and relationships. I am passionate about helping teens navigate these challenging and exciting years.
Anxiety can be the low hum of tension in your body to an over-whelming panic attack. It ranges in degree and severity and is a universal emotion. I specialize in working with teens and your adults who experience anxiety in all of its forms- OCD, social anxiety, and generalize anxiety disorder. I use a combination of supportive interpersonal therapy and skill-building using CBT and ACT, such as mindfulness, relaxation, thought reframing/challenging, and exposure.
Depression can impact people of all ages and can significantly disrupt your life. Using a supportive style to promote personal well-being, I use behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness strategies to treat depression. Understanding the underlying factors of your depression will promote your ability to use strategies to return to your normal daily routine- so you can return to building and living your best life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy provides a natural complement to CBT. ACT allows clients a flexible integration of increased self-awareness and mindfulness-based strategies to promote overall symptom reduction. As a result of the combination of ACT and CBT, my clients move from skill building to life changes, rooted in a deeper understanding of their values.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard of evidenced-based treatments. I have been successfully practicing CBT for over 15 years. I have decades of training in CBT, which makes these interventions second nature in my therapeutic approach. I specialize in treating children and adolescents through CBT.
I conduct psychological testing for ADHD, anxiety, mood, and autism spectrum disorders. Such evaluations provide objective data to drive treatment considerations. Additionally, psychological testing offers clients an opportunity to better understand themselves and obtain treatment recommendations for an objective professional.