Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My therapeutic approach is infused with a passion for creating and providing open and interactive dialogue, empowering adults of all ages to meet life’s problems, transitions, and tough decisions with greater confidence and awareness. Utilizing techniques from evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral, short-term problem-solving therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness practices, I will assist you in identifying challenges and unhelpful patterns, learn new ways of coping, and increase your capabilities to move out of unhealthy habits and empower you to make clear and meaningful choices and changes you desire.
I recognize that each individual can benefit from a unique blend of best practices and enjoy engaging effectively and energetically with clients to find that mix. My strong belief in the mind-body connection and the power of supportive relationships and networks will help you uncover new talents and inner resources to focus forward on what matters most.
MPH - Masters in Public Health, Specialization in Health Education/Administration, Columbia School of Public Health
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Columbia School of Social Work
Traveling, spending time with family and friends, working out with my Peloton, hiking, reading
Exercise and breathing practice
My favorite non-profits are about providing healthy food to those who are food insecure whether they are the organizations like Food Forward that provide food directly or larger ones that work on policy and education.
We have a Saint Bernard/Cattle dog mix who we have nicknamed Winston the Wonder Dog. He loves watching television and his favorite show is Lucky Dog which is a dog training show. He watches intently and we think he actually picks up some of the training tips. One very funny thing he does is take his leash a block from our house and walk himself home very proudly. He also loves clothes and when I received a shirt for myself in the mail he sat patiently and waited until I put it on him and then pranced around our home very proudly.
Sign up to receive Octave updates and information about mental health topics.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Additional crisis resources can be found here.