What I believe in...
I take a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy. I use a holistic approach, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. I believe in working with the mind, body and spirit to create change. I believe that you already have everything you need to be whole and healthy. A therapist can be a facilitator to help you discover the unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors that maintain suffering. You can learn how to practice self-compassion and strengthen the positive qualities you already have.
My Therapeutic Approach...
I use a combination of techniques and theories in my practice, depending on the needs of each individual. I most often use cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on identifying and re-framing beliefs and thoughts that lead to negative emotions and behaviors. I educate clients in techniques that research has shown most effective in creating change.
I also implement mind-body techniques based on current research in neuroscience. Mind-body techniques include the practice of mindfulness, compassion training, meditation and breathing exercises. Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness of what is happening in the present. Most of us are operating on automatic pilot, rushing through our days stuck in behavioral patterns motivated by unconscious, self-limiting thoughts. Mindfulness allows us to reclaim and experience the fullness of our lives in the present.
Real change takes place outside of therapy sessions when you practice the skills and techniques you have learned. Therefore, I often assign homework and practices to be completed during the week between sessions such as meditations, written assignments, physical activity, journaling, etc.
Some of my specialties include:
- Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety/Phobia, Specific Phobia and Anxiety NOS
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Body Acceptance and Eating Disorder After Care
Some of the Techniques I use:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mind-Body Techniques
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Yoga Therapy
- Intuitive Eating
- HRV Biofeedback
Individual Psychotherapy Rates:
$140 for a 50-minute session
$170 per 75-minute session
$210 per 90-minute session
I am only in-network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. If you have coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield, please contact them on the number they have provided on your insurance card to check your benefits for mental health treatment. Each plan is different so I will not be able to answer questions about your coverage until I have your plan information.
If you have another insurance plan with out-of-network provider coverage I am happy to provide you with a super bill for you to file with your insurance company. In this case, full payment will be due at the time of the session and the insurance company with reimburse you directly.