Areas of Specialization

ADDICTION ISSUES

Having worked with many types of addictions, I can help you regardless of the addiction with which you are struggling. Together, we will focus on strengthening your attempts to abstain from or reduce the use and effects of the substance, reduce the frequency and severity of relapses, and develop the psychological and emotional skills necessary to restore and maintain personal, occupational, and social functioning. I also provide support through smoking cessation in partnership with Quitza.

 

ATHLETES

Whether you’re an aspiring, current, or former athlete at any level, as a former collegiate athlete, I understand the pressures and demands you face. Together, we can address those unique circumstances in your personal life.

 

COUPLES’ ISSUES

No matter how serious or seemingly insignificant your issues are, having a healthy relationship means addressing those issues fully. In our sessions together, we will focus on your relationship by viewing and understanding each partner’s perspectives and interactions. Our goal will be to do our best to restore and rebuild your relationship in order to make it a meaningful part of your daily life.

 

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to a mood disorder or anxiety, I believe that you can develop healthy coping strategies to relieve those symptoms and process the underlying issues.

 

FOOD AND BODY IMAGE ISSUES

Whether you are dealing with an eating disorder or disordered eating, we can address your issues related to body image and food struggles. We will work together to develop a healthier body image and relationship with food.

 

GRIEF AND LOSS ISSUES

Life isn’t fair; eventually we all face staggering and overwhelming grief. But, loss doesn’t have to be limited to heartbreaking events. It can also include transitions and unexpected change. In order to help you move forward, we will explore the grieving process. This will help you cope with the pain associated with the loss, feel supported through the anxiety surrounding life changes that may follow the loss, and develop strategies for seeking support and self-care.

 

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND QUESTIONING ISSUES

Individuals identifying as LGBTQQI seek therapy for many different reasons to deal with a variety of issues. Together, we will explore these issues and any others of concern.

 

MULTICULTURAL ISSUES AND IDENTITIES

I utilize cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and empathy to help you work through any issues of concern, as well as those specific to your particular culture or identity.

 

PERSONAL GROWTH AND EXISTENTIAL/MEANING-MAKING CONCERNS

If you have big dreams or even bigger fears, we can work together to accomplish or conquer them. We will explore the challenges and obstacles to achieve your goals or overcome your fears.

 

RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY OF ORIGIN ISSUES

Relationships often form the basis of who we. In therapy, we will work together to help you understand your role in your significant relationships and the impact those relationships have on your life.

 

SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIORS

I believe it is possible to develop the skills needed for overcoming self-injurious behaviors. Together, we will work to develop skills to allow you to manage your emotions, pay attention to your thoughts, and improve your communication skills.

 

SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS ISSUES

Spirituality may play a significant role in your life. Together, we’ll set a goal related to your spirituality so that you feel comfortable with your spirituality.

 

TRAUMA AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

It is important to come to terms with the trauma you have experienced. Together, we will work together to help you process the emotions and sensations surrounding trauma. Additionally, we will focus on restoring your sense of control and reducing the powerful hold the trauma has on your life.