Finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable is crucial for any psychotherapy to be effective. I work collaboratively with you to develop your goals for treatment and a plan for how to achieve them. My approach is psychodynamic and relational, which means that we will look at what your early experiences can teach us about current struggles and use our relationship with each other as a source of information. I am comfortable working as part of a team with your other medical and mental health providers when needed.
Traditional forms of psychotherapy often come up short in healing trauma, as traumatic memories live in the body. Recent advancements in the field have increased our understanding of the impact of trauma on the mind and body as well as the tools available to help patients heal and thrive after traumatic events. I am a certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy helps to heal traumatic experience by incorporating all aspects of that experience into treatment: feelings, thoughts, images, body sensations, and movement impulses. For more information about Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, click here. I am also a certified EMDR practitioner. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing [EMDR] helps update stuck memories or thoughts related to trauma. For more information about EMDR and how it works, click here.
I provide comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessment for children (ages 5-18) and adults. I work to help patients and families clarify the questions they hope testing will answer and feel empowered throughout the testing process. I conduct detailed clinical interviews and administer a variety of test measures in order to gain a multi-dimensional understanding of the whole person. Finally, I ensure that patients, families, and school personnel thoroughly comprehend my findings and recommendations through a comprehensive and readable written report as well as verbal feedback, so that information learned during testing can be incorporated into your life in a meaningful way.
All parents worry about making the right choices for their children. Whether you are struggling with day-to-day discipline strategies or have larger concerns about your child's developmental trajectory, I can help you navigate this challenging role. I believe that you are the most knowledgeable expert about your own child. I share my understanding of child development and parent-child relationships, while honoring your deep knowledge of your child and helping you make choices that are practical for your family, consistent with the culture of your household, and that promote the values you wish to impart to your children.