If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I love my work.
My clinical focus areas include: eating disorders, relationships, anxiety, depression, quality of life improvement, difficult transitions, and couples therapy. I work with adolescent and adult clients. My main theoretical lenses are cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, and emotionally focused therapy. I use a client centered, empowerment model, to help clients change methods that are no longer working in their lives. We use creativity, flexibility and lightness to deal with often complex or difficult issues.
Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating or Just Plain Old Sick of Being Stuck --Relationship with Food!
Are you sick of the ongoing battle with food? Feeling like "your weight" is holding you back from life goals? Receiving mixed messages about what is the right "diet" and how to define "health"? I incorporate mindfulness and intuitive eating, fine-tuning my approach to be catered fit to each individual client. I currently work with clients grappling with anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, binge eating, compulsive eating and emotional eating. One of my primary areas of focus is binge eating, compulsive eating, and emotional eating. I work with both individuals and in a small group setting to help explore regulation of cues, targeting emotion, developing healthier patterns and coping mechanisms.
I have extensive experience and training working with people struggling with disordered eating. I address body image and exercise concerns. I also help clients gain insight and develop effective coping mechanisms. I have worked in outpatient, partial day treatment, and a hospitalization level of care addressing complexities of eating disorders. I incorporate body positive principles including: HAES, weight inclusivity, eating for well being, and life enhancing movement.
I have completed multiple years of training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in Seattle, Chicago, New York, and Portland. Emotionally focused Therapy developed by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, PhD, helps couples seeking greater intimacy, facilitates healing after an affair, and changes negative relational communication problems/cycles. With this approach, couples communicate their emotions effectively, create an intimate secure bond with each other, and heal from past injuries. I have also studied under Dr. Susan Johnson's, PhD, Emotionally Focused Therapy Center in Seattle, Washington and in New York City.