“I am particularly interested in Health at Every Size, anti-diet philosophy, and mindfulness-based approaches.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always had a deep curiosity about human emotion and behavior; growing up, I was always wondering why we do the things we do and feel the things we feel. I had a wide variety of clinical training experiences while pursuing a doctorate in psychology, including working with culturally-diverse populations at all stages of life. I currently work as an assistant clinical director at a day treatment program that treats eating disorders, supervising other therapists in using cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy tools. I am particularly interested in Health at Every Size, anti-diet philosophy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
What should someone know about working with you?
I will complete a thorough intake that will ask about your current concerns, mental health history, and other background info. We will work together to identify a collaborative treatment plan that focuses on your goals for our time together and we will check in throughout the process to evaluate whether we are on the right path. My approach focuses on combining your existing strengths and values with specific strategies and tools to help address the issues that may be holding you back.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that everyone is worthy and deserving of help no matter their struggles or background. Struggling with your mental health is nothing to be ashamed of. Often, our mind and body develop ways of coping or protecting us out of necessity, and those mechanisms may not be serving you anymore. I believe therapy does not have to be “mysterious” and that it is empowering for clients to gain a deeper understanding of their motivations, their behaviors, and how the treatment is supposed to work. My approach is person-centered, straightforward, and rooted in evidence-based practice.
“My approach focuses on combining your existing strengths and values with specific strategies and tools to help address the issues that may be holding you back.”