Individual Therapy

People begin therapy for help in a variety of areas.  While I have advanced training in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders, additional challenges I often help clients work through include:

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Major life transitions, grief, and managing change

  • Self-esteem

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Sexual identity

  • Job dissatisfaction

  • Parenting

  • Body image

  • Stress management 

At present, all therapy sessions are conducted via Telehealth, or teletherapy, utilizing a HIPAA compliant virtual therapy room.  I have had great success with teletherapy sessions, with many patients even preferring it to office visits due to the convenience.  Some find it to be an adjustment at first, and then note that they are able to be even more authentic from the privacy of their own homes.  When engaging in teletherapy, I encourage patients to find a quiet, private space and I maintain privacy and confidentiality by doing the same.

 

Therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length.  In our first few sessions, I'll be getting to know your individual goals and struggles better so we can make an action plan together.  Typically, we will meet weekly as we begin our work.  I offer both short and long term therapy.   Short-term therapy is typically from 4-12 sessions, whereas long-term therapy can last from several months to significantly longer, depending on your goals and preferences.  The amount of time varies based on your specific struggles, goals, and how much work you are able to do between sessions.  We will check in along the way to see how it is going for you and decide whether you want to continue moving forward in our work together. 

My style in therapy integrates my training in empirically supported treatments, such as DBT and mindfulness-based CBT, with a focus on somatic experiencing, yoga, and Buddhist psychology.  I also utilize Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), a form of therapy focused on integrating and understanding the parts of ourselves that are often operating behind the scenes and impacting our lives.  These modalities all share with them a focus on learning to be present and effective.  My training allows me to tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each individual client.  For example, some people prefer to learn specific tools and have assignments to practice at home, while others find that they get more out of exploring themes and discussing challenges more broadly.  I believe that while I am trained to be an expert in therapeutic interventions, you are an expert in your experience, so we will work together and you will be an active participant in designing what your therapy looks like.