We all have times in our lives that feel particularly overwhelming. In these situations, it’s natural to have strong reactions and emotions that are difficult to manage. I believe that we are much more complex than a collection of symptoms. Just like any other endeavor, we have to actually practice caring for ourselves in order to feel well, balanced and happy. I can help you develop this practice and start feeling better. I provide a safe space and an outside perspective, and I will support you in becoming more aware of your patterns and coping skills. My style is collaborative and accessible, often using the helpful tool of mindfulness practice, and in our work you'll find encouragement and clear communication.
As a licensed psychotherapist in both Pennsylvania and New York, I have provided therapy since 2010, and have been working in social work since 2005. I am currently located in Philadelphia and work with individuals age eighteen and above.
My approach to our work keeps YOU in mind: you are a whole person with a unique set of experiences that have made you who you are, and we will draw from these experiences and the strengths you already possess to help you evolve. I work with anxiety, trauma, difficult life transitions. the challenges of pregnancy and new parenthood, and the experience of depression. I specialize in helping people process traumatic experiences, and am committed to helping survivors of sexual abuse, assault, rape, or interpersonal violence heal.
I've received extensive training in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and utilize evidence-based and insight-oriented models of treatment. I believe in the helpful nature of encouraging mindfulness practice, as well as sometimes using cognitive behavioral methods to support the work we'll do together. Of course, these practices will be uniquely suited to you and what makes sense in your particular life and circumstances.
Whether you could benefit from short-term focused support or more in-depth investigation of deep-rooted patterns, I will help you find solutions that best meet your needs. You will come away from therapy with specific skills to be able to move through life feeling more centered.
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