I specialize in providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a treatment approach centered on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behavior are all connected. What we think and how we act affects how we feel, and at times we can get stuck in unhelpful thought and behavioral patterns that get in the way of our wellbeing. By identifying and changing these unhelpful patterns, CBT aims to improve how we feel and function in everyday life.
CBT is a collaborative and goal-oriented approach. Therapy begins by identifying your goals—what you hope to get out of therapy. Working together, you and I will look at how your thinking and behavior affects how you feel and develop a treatment plan for modifying the unhelpful patterns that are keeping you stuck.
Research has found that CBT is effective at treating a wide range of difficulties. Common problems addressed are:
- Generalized anxiety disorder / chronic worry
- Panic disorder / panic attacks
- Social anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Schizophrenia and psychosis
- Other problems such as recovery from trauma or family concerns
If you have any questions or are interested in getting started, please contact me to discuss individual therapy or schedule your first appointment.
I regularly run CBT-based therapy groups focused on learning new CBT strategies and implementing them in your everyday life. Groups are supportive and collaborative. We can often feel alone in our struggles, and groups provide an opportunity to go through the recovery process alongside others who understand our experience and share our goals of positive change.
In addition to my specialty in CBT, I also have extensive training and experience providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment approach that integrates mindfulness- and acceptance-based strategies with CBT change techniques. I regularly run a DBT skills group that focuses on learning the core skills of this approach: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness. DBT skills can be especially helpful for those who struggle with regulating emotion, impulsivity, self-defeating behavior, unhealthy or unstable relationships, and self-image.
There are no groups currently open to new members. Updates on group availability will be posted here, so please check back regularly. However if you are interested in group therapy please reach out to me at any time I and will notify you when groups that fit your needs become available.
Consultation & Supervision
I provide consultation and supervision to mental health professionals of any kind who are looking for guidance on diagnostic issues, conceptualization, treatment planning, and implementing interventions, all within a CBT framework. If you are looking for a fresh perspective or ongoing support in using this approach please contact me to discuss your needs and options.