Services

I offer empirically supported, individual psychotherapy to adults, integrating cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and narrative therapy approaches to address depression, anxiety, and other common psychological concerns, and to support clients navigating significant life, career, and health transitions. My goals in therapy are to establish a strong therapeutic relationship as clients develop insight and perspective into their problems, and to help clients deepen their personal relationships, adopt healthier ways of thinking, and lead more productive and rewarding lives. The concerns I provide treatment for include depression and other mood disorders, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, grief and bereavement, insomnia, problems in adjustment, and difficulties with life transitions resulting from changes in health, career, or relationship status. I typically provide services by meeting in person with clients, but depending on a client’s particular concerns, I am sometimes able to provide treatment through Telehealth online video-conference or regular telephone calls. I often work with university undergraduate and graduate students, people who have immigrated to the USA or who are international students, Spanish-speaking people, and members of the LGBTQ community. When indicated, I collaborate closely with psychiatric and other medical providers in coordinating treatment efforts for clients.

Duration of treatment. Most of my clients begin with weekly, one hour psychotherapy, but treatment typically tapers off to every-other-week and then to monthly sessions as things improve. Although I sometimes am able to meet clients’ needs after just a few sessions, depending on the nature of the concerns addressed and response to treatment psychotherapy typically ranges from ten to twenty sessions. Once things are better, some clients will continue to meet with me on an occasional, “as needed” basis to support and maintain gains they have achieved in treatment. A few clients with longstanding and entrenched concerns will continue in weekly treatment for extended periods of time.

Services beyond the scope of my practice. I don’t offer treatment for children or adolescent minors, and I don’t offer couples or marital counseling. I don’t have the expertise to treat full-fledged eating disorders, or active alcohol or other drug dependence. Since I am an independent, solo practitioner who can offer limited after-hours or urgent care, I am not well positioned to treat people who are acutely suicidal, at elevated risk for violence, or actively struggling with mania or psychosis, or whose mental health concerns are severely incapacitating. Often persons with severe mental health concerns first secure inpatient or intensive outpatient treatment, and then once they are stable will continue treatment in an outpatient treatment setting like my practice.