[Please note: I am currently only seeing clients virtually through a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform and I can only provide services to residents of Connecticut.]
I believe that therapy is most effective when it looks beyond the “problem” to see the person as a whole. When we focus on improving your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health, we can create real and lasting change.
I use a variety of interventions drawn from several therapeutic models that address thoughts, feelings and how the nervous system responds to stress. I am very invested in our work together and continually seek out opportunities to enhance my skill set. However, I am careful to work within my scope of expertise. I would describe my approach as trauma-informed with an attachment lens and a bent toward ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Here’s what you can expect if you decide to work with me in individual therapy:
You will be HEARD
One of the most important elements of our work together is our relationship. I recognize that not every client is a good fit for every therapist, so I encourage my clients to consider the first couple of sessions as a “test drive.” If I am not a good fit, I will do my best to help you find someone who is. I am committed to listening to your story with a heart of compassion and empathy.
We will focus on your GOALS
After an initial visit, we will create goals for your treatment. Goals are measurable statements that keep us on track and let us know when we have reached them. We will work towards your goals and review them periodically. I will regularly ask for feedback about what has been helpful and how I can improve as your therapist. We are in this together.
I will offer you TOOLS
I love to equip my clients with practical tools and resources that are effective and easily implemented. We will figure out what works for you and build on that.
I may use cognitive, somatic or behavioral strategies in the form of between-session experiments and in-session activities to help you make small changes and begin to think about your feelings and experiences in new and transformative ways.
You will be CHALLENGED
Ultimately therapy is about change and we cannot achieve change without challenge. I tend to use “gentle nudges” to achieve this. If there is something holding you back from the change you desire, we will explore that together with curiosity and compassion.
For those clients who are interested, I also offer integrative Christian counseling.