I became a therapist because I have always believed in the power of humans to help each other through relationships that are thoughtful, open, compassionate, and mutually respectful. I have continued in this work because I have seen the impact of therapy in its ability to help people learn to care for themselves and make changes that are meaningful to them. My clients can tell that their treatment is important to me and that I am a fellow human who has hope for them. I often hear from clients that they experience me as competent, genuine, open, and funny.
You can see some of the books and other media I suggest to clients here.
I use DBT extensively in my practice because I see that it works. DBT offers skills to face difficult thoughts and emotions with intention, find ways to tolerate the hardest times, reduce difficult changes in mood, and achieve your goals while being kind to yourself and others. If you are having difficulty sleeping, asking for help, or truly liking yourself, DBT has skills that can help. If you have ever made a pros and cons list, focused on your breathing, or watched a funny movie after a hard day, you already know some DBT. The ultimate goal of DBT is to find a life worth living, and often people who have not found other types of therapy helpful notice that they really begin to enjoy and understand their lives more. You can learn more about DBT here.
All social workers are to abide by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. You can read the Code of Ethics here. I am committed to providing ethical treatment.
Our work together will acknowledge the influence of the environments of which were are a part, including systems of oppression such as racism, sexism, and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community, among others. These factors influence the meaning we make of ourselves, others, and the world and are important to address in therapy.
Intake appointments $170
Adults 18 and over $140
Family Therapy $150
I accept Optum (All Savers, United Health, United Behavioral Health, and Harvard Pilgrim, among others) and BlueCross Blue Shield insurances.