Work with Me
Who do I work with?
I work with individuals utilizing a systemic lens, taking into account familial, cultural, and societal influences that have shaped one’s identity. I help clients identify and clarify their core values while exploring ways in which to live in greater alignment with these ideals. I encourage mindfulness, self-compassion and a gentle awareness of the messiness of being human. Self-compassion allows for a pause, a reflection, and an openness. Kindness towards oneself is often the seed from which new possibilities emerge, providing the energy to build healthier habits, relationships, and new ways of being.
Supporting women through life transitions is a particular passion of mine. I help women navigate challenging emotions that often arise while undergoing a major life transition. Difficult seasons of life, though often painful, can be ripe opportunities for self-discovery and transformation. Helping women discover their inherent strength and resilience while cultivating self-compassion is my most gratifying work.
Teens (age 13+)
I love working with adolescents. The teenage years are often overwhelming for teens and parents alike. As a parent of a teenager, I understand how important it is for teens to feel seen, heard and accepted for exactly who they are. My clinical experience working with teens includes addressing anxiety, depression, suicidal/crisis intervention, self-harm, grief, identity issues, eating disorders, substance use, peer relationship conflict, and family conflict.
I am particularly called to work with adolescents and adults struggling with disordered eating, body image dissatisfaction, and the underlying feelings of shame, fear, and unworthiness that often accompany eating disorders. I help those who struggle with restricting, binge eating, binge/purge cycles, and compulsive overexercising. We will work together to move toward a trust-based relationship with food, your body, and your emotions. I believe that the body holds wisdom that each one of us can ultimately learn to trust and that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.
I view therapy as an opportunity for growth and healing. Though it requires commitment and courage, therapy also invites spaciousness and the freedom to imagine a life of greater depth and ease.
Possible outcomes of therapy include:
Richer, more rewarding relationships.
Increased sense of connectedness and capacity for intimacy.
Increased acceptance of present-moment experience.
A more secure and grounded relationship with one’s body.
Freedom from disordered eating behaviors.
Greater clarity of core values, goals, and intentions.
Deeper understanding of one’s family-of-origin issues.
Greater ability to regulate difficult emotions.
I offer several types of services:
Short Term Therapy
Life transitions or difficult seasons of life can be supported by a few therapy sessions, or a longer period of 6-8 weeks. The frequency of sessions is typically once per week.
In traditional ongoing therapy, we ideally meet weekly or twice per month. Sessions are tailored to fit your schedule and needs, with the knowledge and intention that consistent work together is most effective.
I work with individuals utilizing a systemic lens. Meaning, I take into account the family-of-origin and current family structure/relationships of each individual. At times, it is helpful to meet with partners, peers, or family members in order to best meet the needs of the client and to support lasting change. I offer family therapy to my individual clients for this reason.
I will be offering teen groups in the near future, stay tuned!
I offer sessions of varying lengths:
A standard session is 55 minutes.
A couple or family session is 75 minutes.
55 minute session: $80
75 minute session: $110
I believe therapy should be accessible to everyone and I reserve time for clients who cannot afford full fees. Please contact me for more information regarding my sliding scale/reduced rates.
Payment is due at the time of service. I take cash, check, or credit card payment via your secure client portal.
I currently do not take insurance. I will provide a superbill for reimbursement as an out-of-network provider if you wish. Some insurance companies will cover a portion of my services as an out-of-network provider. Please verify with your insurance company prior to our first visit if you wish to seek partial reimbursement.
Some clients prefer to work with a therapist outside of their insurance plan for the following reasons:
You enjoy a greater degree of privacy and confidentiality, as I am not required to share your personal information and medical history/diagnosis.
You are not limited to a certain number of sessions or certain treatment protocols that are often determined by insurance companies.
Because you are working directly and privately with me, we can decide together on the methods we will use and the length of time we will work together, rather than having these decisions made by a third party.
Free Initial Session
A trusting therapeutic relationship is necessary to foster growth and change. The degree to which you feel safe greatly impacts your experience in therapy. For this reason, I offer a free initial 30-minute session to help you determine fit and decide if you would like to work with me. I am always happy to provide referrals to local therapists if needed.
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