Treatment Areas of Focus
In addition to providing Run Walk Talk treatment, my therapy training and experience is focused on the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. I have a special interest in working with Type A people and entrepreneurs.
I use evidence-based approaches in my work, and with patient consent, I collaborate closely with other treatment providers, including physicians and psychiatrists, to ensure my patients are getting the best care possible.
Therapy for Depression
Depression can take many different forms, and it often presents differently in each individual person. Together we will understand your depression triggers, identify what helps, and make a plan for long-lasting wellness.
I have experience working with people who are experiencing depression as a result of transitions or change (such as postpartum depression or grief), as well as those who have a history of long-term major depression.
Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety is a natural part of life, and some anxiety is necessary and motivating. But too much anxiety can be distressing, exhausting, and alienating, causing us to make our world smaller in response.
I have experience treating many different anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and social anxiety. I help patients learn ways to relax and be their own therapist when they start to feel the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety. While those skills are being mastered, we also work on developing a values-based, and not fear-based, approach to life.
Therapy for Trauma
Trauma happens when our usual ways of coping are overwhelmed and insufficient in the face of a frightening event (or events). Sometimes people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the symptoms of which can prevent them from engaging in their lives in a full and meaningful way. And sometimes trauma, especially when it happens during childhood, can get in the way of developing healthy relationships - with others and with oneself.
I have experience treating survivors of sexual abuse, rape, and torture. I also have experience treating survivors of life-threatening accidents. My approach to trauma therapy is very gentle and focused on improving the patient's quality of life in the present, and does not require you to detail painful memories.
Therapy for Substance Abuse
Substance abuse and alcoholism can feel insurmountable. There is so much shame, pain, and suffering associated with addiction. I believe addiction is often a symptom of other issues, and treatment for addiction should not be based in shame or increase suffering. I use a harm reduction approach which helps patients move forward and get better. I don't require total abstinence as a condition of care but focus on each person's values and goals. Together we will understand how drug or alcohol use impacts your ability to live the life you want, and I will always encourage changes that bring you closer to that life.