Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Therapy

Individual therapy

I work with individuals and couples from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds and am LGBTQ+ affirming.

My most commonly addressed issues in individual therapy are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship challenges
  • Grief & loss
  • Life transitions/life path
  • Wanting to become more active (see below for Walk & Talk Therapy)
  • Identity confusion/development
  • Self-worth & inner critic
  • Boundary-setting & communication
  • Perfectionism
  • Stress & feeling overwhelmed
My special areas of interest are:
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Break-ups, including divorce
  • Life path exploration and/or questioning
  • Self-development and deepening your relationship with yourself
 
Issues I do not treat:

I am not (and cannot be) an expert in every area. I consider it my professional responsibility to refer clients out for specific needs that should be treated by another therapist with special training in those areas. This includes severe eating disorders and addiction. I also do not see children or families (with the exception of adult child(ren) and parent relationships) in my practice.

Couples therapy

I work with couples at all stages, including dating, engaged, partnered, married, or separating/divorcing.

I commonly address the following topics with couples:

  • Communication
  • Connectedness
  • Physical and emotional intimacy
  • Working better as a team
  • Meeting each other’s needs

Teletherapy

Most of my practice is comprised of teletherapy, as clients often prefer the convenience and accessibility of it.

Virtual video sessions are conducted through Simple Practice, which is a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform developed specifically for the purpose of connecting clients and therapists.

Outdoor therapy

Outdoor therapy means that the client and the therapist sit together outside in a private space during therapy.

Clients may choose outdoor therapy for a variety of reasons:

  • feeling more relaxed and open outside the office
  • the healing and restorative benefits of fresh air and sunshine
  • convenience and accessibility as the location will be mutually determined based on needs of the client while also ensuring privacy

Insurance

I am an out-of-network provider and do not directly bill insurance.

If you’re hoping to find an in-network provider, www.psychologytoday.com is a useful resource.

Estimated number of sessions

Every client’s needs and circumstances are different.

As a general rule, I recommend committing to at least five sessions, as it will take several sessions for us to get to know each other. Without this introductory period, it would be impossible and unethical for me to provide specific feedback and for us to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

After the first initial sessions, we will determine the frequency of visits and collaboratively create goals for therapy. In general, I recommend beginning with weekly sessions to build momentum and then tapering to bi-weekly or monthly, when appropriate.

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