I treat issues relating to binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and night eating syndrome. I treat eating disorders using Dr. Fairburn's Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. I also integrate mindfulness and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am currently receiving training in Family Based Treatment for eating disorders from Stanford University, and plan to utilize it in my practice soon.
I work with individuals who are experiencing stress-related/emotional eating and the negative consequences of overweight or obesity. I have training in the most current, evidenced-based methods for promoting healthy lifestyle changes. My approach is behavioral, and I also incorporate mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies. I also work with individuals pre- and post- bariatric surgery. I am accepting of people of all weights and sizes in my approach.
I work with couples who are experiencing relationship distress, infidelity, adjustments/transitions, difficulties with emotional/physical intimacy, and difficulties managing intense emotions as well as couples seeking relationship enhancement. I deliver couples therapy from an Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) lens. I also integrate other techniques, such as Gottman and Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy, as needed.
I incorporate elements of ACT, including mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based work.
I use a CBT approach in treating depression, anxiety (e.g., exposure therapy), eating disorders (Fairburn's CBT-E), and insomnia. By far, CBT has the most research evidence to support its efficacy in treating depression, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders.
I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and draw from it to help individuals who experience frequent conflict, intense emotions, and anger management. I also integrate DBT in the treatment of eating disorders.