Services

 
INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY THERAPY

Getting started with therapy can often seem challenging to new clients. Some may not know what to share with the therapist or what to expect during sessions. Others may experience anxiety related to recalling traumatic experiences. As a therapist, I strive to foster a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment for clients to discuss their fears and emotions. The goal of therapy is to reveal the best version of yourself so that you can live life to the fullest.    

My approach to treatment is integrative in that I incorporate principles and techniques from various theoretical orientations to meet the needs and preferences of my clients. I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a theoretical orientation that  focuses on actively challenging and restructuring thought processes and changing behaviors. I also utilize a family systems approach and focus on problem-solving and skills building. By using a strengths-based and client-focused approach, I am dedicated to support and empower individuals throughout their quest for happiness.

 

I specialize in treating the following issues: 

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Trauma and loss 

  • Relationship issues 

  • Interpersonal difficulties 

  • Low self-esteem

  • Stress management

  • Emerging adult issues 

  • Life transitions 

  • Substance use 

  • Family conflict 

  • Parenting support

  • Immigrant / multicultural concerns 

 
Therapy with Emerging Adults

Emerging adults (ages 18-35) often experience anxiety and depression related to self-identity, academic transitions, life changes, and increased responsibilities. I work with these individuals to explore their values and personal and professional goals so that they can reach their potential. Often, these individuals are looking for meaning in their life, need help in establishing meaningful relationships, and are overwhelmed with thoughts of what the future holds for them. 

 

Therapy can help emerging adults to: 

  • Identify core values 

  • Examine personal and professional goals

  • Improve self-esteem and self-efficacy 

  • Increase motivation and frustration tolerance

  • Develop a routine that is in line with personal and professional goals

  • Create deep and meaningful relationships 

  • Explore family dynamics that may contribute to the presenting problem

HABIT REVERSAL  TRAINING FOR TICS 

Habit Reversal Training (HRT) is an effective form of therapy used to treat repetitive behavior disorders, including but not limited to hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania), and tics associated with Tourette Syndrome. HRT involves increasing awareness of the repetitive behavior and developing a competing response in place of this repetitive behavior. 

 
EXPOSURE & RESPONSE PREVENTION FOR OCD 

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the gold-standard for OCD treatment. ERP involves gradual, voluntary, and repetitive exposure to the source of the fear without acting out any compulsions to stop the fear. In ERP therapy, we will work together to understand your symptoms, triggers, avoidance techniques, and how OCD is interfering with your daily functioning.  

 

Psychological testing

In addition to providing therapy, I also conduct psychological and psychoeducational assessments (achievement and IQ tests) for attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders. Assessments assist in identifying factors impacting an individual's performance in school and ability to learn. I assess psychological strengths and weaknesses, attention and memory capacity, cognitive abilities, and academic skills and make recommendations for educational accommodations and interventions to help enhance an individual's educational and social performance. Using data from testing, I also provide information for diagnostic purposes and make recommendations regarding treatment and interventions.