Clinical Social Worker/Therapist - LMSW
It’s more than worrying. It’s more than stress. Anxiety is getting in your way-affecting you at work, at school, or in your relationships. Racing or obsessive thoughts may may it next to impossible to focus or be present in your life. These feelings may cause you to avoid things you love, make you fear your own thoughts, get in the way of healthy relationships, or cause physical symptoms or a feeling that things just aren’t right. This can be frustrating or absolutely terrifying. With empathy, honesty, a sense of humor, and respect, I can help you be free of fear!
I can help with anxiety at any point-school, pregnancy/parenting (advanced training here!), a high stress job, a health diagnosis, life passing too fast and you’re stuck, feelings of failure, chaotic relationships, loss or trauma, insecure or avoidant attachment, or you just worry all the time and you don’t know why.
For over 15 years, I’ve worked in schools, as a family therapist, and supervisor to other therapists. Together, we’ll figure out how you can feel better right away and determine root causes to promote lasting change.
I know my stuff, but I will treat you like an individual and be ready to adapt my approach TO you and WITH you (and I’m always, ALWAYS learning). The longer I do this job, the more I want to learn. The field of psychotherapy is growing and changing all the time, and I’m excited to utilize the developments in technology and knowledge to come up with the best possible plan to help you reach your goals, feel how you want to feel, and be YOU.
I am a real person, with strengths and flaws. Although I generally keep it together, sometimes it’s a mess! I hope you know I’ll never judge you, because there is a good chance I understand you. I don’t believe I’ve lived your problems and I won’t simplify your experience, but I will do all I can to TRULY hear you, and listen, again and again, until I get it.
And, even though your pain may be deep and your anxiety may be more than you can bear in this moment, there may be a way to step back and laugh, for even just a minute. If there is a way to laugh, we will find it!
My focus is anxiety and fear, but anxiety and fear can come in many forms and be at the ROOT of problems or the RESULT of problems. Anxiety can be brought on by a major life event, trauma, new parenthood, dissatisfaction with life, or an overthinking, overactive mind. Anxiety can get in the way of functional relationships, school or job success, can cause hopelessness or depression, seemingly unending worry and suffering, or can just make you feel like you can not have even one moment of peace. You do not need to live like that. It can get better!
Skills and Expertise
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy