I work with adolescents, teens, and adults of all ages that are looking to make changes in their lives. Whether you’re an experienced therapy-goer, or just trying therapy for the first time, I look forward to meeting with you and exploring what the next step is for you.
When you’re evaluating if a new therapist might be a good fit for you, your child, or your family, I believe it’s important to have an idea about that therapist’s approach to treatment. I hope the chart below will help you understand more about how I work.
|Things I aim to accomplish in my work||Things I avoid in my work|
|Providing a non-judgmental, supportive environment||Making you feel that there is something “wrong” with you|
|Talking with you in everyday language about what’s going on in your life||Using “psycho-babble” that leaves you more confused than you started|
|Using a flexible approach that we have determined together to be best for you||Using a blanket approach that leaves little room for individual differences|
|Providing practical advice when requested||Telling you what you “should” do|
|Treating you with respect and dignity||Making you feel small or foolish|
|Helping you look forward to your appointment every week||Placing demands on you that leave you dreading your next appointment|
I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches in my work, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I encourage you to visit a few of the links below to understand more about these approaches to therapy!
The Unwelcome Party Guest – Helpful for understanding the approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Passengers on a Bus – Another metaphor based on the approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I’ve lived in quite a few cities around the country before coming to settle in Raleigh. I received my BA in Psychology from Northwestern University in 2009, and completed my Master’s in Social Work at Boston College in 2013. I have 6 years of experience working as a family and individual therapist. My current license is with the North Carolina Social Work Board as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #C010367.)
In my free time, I am an active swimmer and broomball player (an obscure sport, I know.) I very much enjoy board games of all varieties and am an avid collector. I love animals and am a proud owner of two cats, Toby and Corwin.
If you’d like to schedule your first session or if you’re interested in a free consultation, please contact me at (919)759-6659 or visit the “Contact Me” tab above.