Below is some more information about my approach, which may be helpful in getting a sense of how we might work together.
In our initial meeting, I will do a lot of listening. It will be important to begin to answer several key questions: What brings you to therapy? Why now? What factors have contributed to your concerns? I may suggest one or more of these modalities:
Psychodynamic: This approach is concerned with context—how did we get here? This may include exploration of previous relationships, attachment styles, and family patterns. It is more “exploratory” work.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This approach is primarily focused on symptom relief. It also includes aspects of mindfulness and meditation. I offer time-limited, focused CBT-treatment, primarily for anxiety symptoms and insomnia.
Trauma-focused: Sometimes when someone has experienced difficult experiences it can lead to problems with regulating emotions, having successful relationships, and effective coping. Working within this lens can be helpful to restore a sense of safety, and move toward a greater sense of agency and control.
Group psychotherapy: I offer a once-weekly process group. A group setting can be extremely useful as a means of gaining support, promoting understanding of oneself in relation to others, and addressing ongoing interpersonal struggles. It is possible to do group psychotherapy alongside, or instead of, individual therapy.
Oftentimes a person may benefit from different approaches throughout the course of their therapy. My training and background mean I am prepared to meet you where you are.
The first step in any successful treatment is creating a safe space.