Women usually reach out to me because they’ve lost the power to manage their lives and have grown exhausted trying to regain control. Sometimes they’ve had a major transition but often, it’s simply that life is unpredictable and they can’t find a way to adjust.
Working with me, you may discover how helpful it can be to have an experienced partner in unraveling all of this. You can expect me to be curious, non-judgmental, patient and empathetic, with a positive attitude that may help to inspire you. And once I understand your goals, we’ll work together to develop and follow an organized but flexible plan for reaching them.
Areas of expertise
Therapy for Professional Women
Women continue to face higher levels of work-related stress compared to men. Worrying about communicating effectively (including being heard and respected), facing complex barriers on the path to leadership and career growth, and managing family obligation can be a struggle. I work with professional women to address these issues and find balance and fulfillment in life.
Therapy for Women Experiencing Life Transitions
Adjusting to life transitions can be challenging. Moving, getting a new job, dating, getting married, family planning, being a parent, an “empty nest,” breaking-up, getting divorced, losing a job, and changing careers are just a few examples of some of life’s changes. I work to support women through these transformational periods to identify and implement functional, healthy ways to adapt.
Therapy for College and Graduate Students
Separation from family, independence from former rules, social pressures, academic pressures, and work stress can be emotionally challenging. I work with women transitioning into college/university settings to manage these stressors and adapt in healthy ways.
Therapy for Young Women (15-18)
School, college competition/getting into “the right college,” friends, family, extra curricular activities, work, and social media are just a few of the stressors that young women face today. I work with stressed out teens to cope with these pressures in healthy and effective ways.
Therapy for Body Image Issues
Pop culture’s influence on the “ideal” body through distorted/digitally altered advertisements and messages has had a significant impact on how we view our bodies. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for girls to report body dissatisfaction as early as elementary school. The messages we have and continue to receive (overt and covert) from family, friends, and society affect our beliefs about/experiences of our bodies. I work with women (15+) to move from body shame and discomfort to a place of body acceptance, love, and care.
Issues I treat
- Relationships (family, friend, work, dating)
- Emotional dysregulation
- Work stressors (workplace dynamics, impostor syndrome, interpersonal effectiveness)
- Body image
- Life transitions (beginning/ending relationships, school, career, family)
Theoretical perspectives and treatment strategies
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Body Positive Interventions and Strategies