“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.”

B.K.S. Iyengar 

Mental Health Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • OCD and Phobias
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Eco-Anxiety
  • Existential Crises
Currently offering Virtual Teletherapy

Types of Therapy and Specializations

  • Traditional Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Existential Humanistic Therapy
  • Brainspotting Therapy (Certified Level 1)
  • DBT/Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Sandtray Worldplay Therapy (Certified)
  • Jungian Dream Analysis

Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art and the creative process to enhance emotional, social and physical well-being.

Art serves as a vehicle to communicate emotions when “words are not enough.”  The creative process is therapeutic in itself and helps reveal new perspectives and insights into old and stagnant problems.  No prior experience with the arts is necessary.

Issues addressed by art therapy include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Academic and work performance
  • Deficits in focus and attention
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

…and much more.

For more information please go to https://arttherapy.org/about-art-therapy/

Brainspotting is a therapeutic intervention I may use to treat trauma and PTSD symptoms, including depression. The goal in Brainspotting is to access emotional, somatic, traumatic and sometimes unconscious information that is deeply stored in the brain, and to reprocess traumatic material and retrain somatic and emotional responses.

Brainspotting is considered an advanced brain-body based process involving bilateral stimulation, attunement, and identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.

For more information, please go to https://brainspotting.com

Guiding Philosophy

A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body and a healthy soul. My goal is to partner with you in looking at your life-story, and identifying and overcoming the blockages to a peaceful way of being.

Psychotherapy is a wonderful opportunity to find balance and restore a sense of wholeness and perspective on our purpose in life. I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space in my practice for this to occur.

I offer Virtual/Teletherapy Sessions.

Fees & Insurance

Please contact me directly to inquire about fees.  I am an “out-of-network” provider, which means I do not work directly with insurance companies, but you are generally reimbursed 60-80% by your provider.  I assist with this process by submitting necessary information to your insurance provider, and I work to make the process as seamless as possible.

Other issues I can help you with…
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
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