Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP or EXRP), Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I utilize evidence-based interventions to help clients reach their therapy goals quickly and effectively. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I help clients identify and shift maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior to affect change and decrease distress. After learning and practicing new ways to move through your distress, we'll work towards engaging in exposure to the very situations and contexts that you've been avoiding. While avoidance may seem effective for preventing discomfort in the short term, it maintains distress over time and often lends to missing out on enriching life experiences.
I provide therapy with warmth and a sense of humor to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
PsyD - Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
I became a mental health professional to help people reduce suffering and increase well-being.
I enjoy spending time outside in nature, grocery shopping and cooking, making art from recycled items, and listening to food-related podcasts.
I engage in some form of mindfulness every day, including anchoring, grounding, or meditation. Even a brief practice is beneficial to my mind and mood.
My favorite organization is Friends in Deed, a local nonprofit connecting underserved members of my community with food, housing, and other needed resources.
I have a large, blind, senior Goldendoodle, as well as a young and feisty rabbit.
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