"As a clinical social worker, I feel it is my responsibility to create a safe, culturally conscious environment to empower my clients to reach their own goals. I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and have a specific interest in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. As a social worker I support individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and PTSD. I utilize a variety of evidence - based practices from the Cognitive-Behavioral umbrella to tailor a treatment specific to your goals and needs."
Taking new patients. If looking for direction, help, support, I can help. I provide support and solutions in a nonjudgmental and comfortable environment. Does your anxiety or depression have you feeling out of control? Are you in need of couples therapy? I have many years of experience helping with all. It is my goal to give you the tools to live a calmer, happier life, or achieve healthy relationship goals. I offer in-person sessions or telehealth, your choice. I look forward to speaking to you!
**Currently I am not taking new clients. Seeking therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and people may not know what to expect from the process. With this in mind, I have created a comfortable, safe and nonjudgmental environment for my clients. I believe that people deserve the utmost respect, warmth and compassion from their therapist. My role in the therapeutic process is to guide my clients towards their highest potential, while also collaborating with them in every aspect of our work. Because everyone has unique strengths and barriers, my therapy style is open, flexible, and tailored to meet the specific goals of each client.
I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological assessment. Contact me if you need a neuropsychological assessment for Traumatic Brain Injury, bariatric surgery, or ADHD/Learning Disorder accommodations. I also provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, a straightforward and effective approach for improving sleep that does not involve medications and has a proven track record of success in clinical trials.
In my private practice, I specialize in working with the transgender and non-binary community: adults, teens and children who identify as transgender and parents with a child or adult child who identifies as transgender or non-binary. While trans identified individuals face many of the same challenges as cisgender people, such as depression, anxiety and relationship concerns, I am also aware of the challenges unique to transgender and non-binary people and their loved ones including discrimination, stigma, rejection, and oppression.
Life can be difficult. These experiences lead us to beliefs and behaviors that can compromise growth and development. We soon forget balance. We adapt to negative ideas; we have scars as we muddle through; we adapt rather than expand and thrive. In a safe and supportive environment, I help my clients examine behaviors and awake to change to be kinder. I help people examine their life events and help them turn traumatic and difficult memories into post-traumatic growth experiences Using multiple behavioral specific techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, I help my clients discover their authentic selves and voices.
Relationships play an important role in our overall well-being. If you are sad, anxious, or overwhelmed by life, you might notice that your relationships are suffering as well. I specialize in working with intimate relationships, life transitions, family problems, and personal growth. I work with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of concerns.
My treatment approach is validating and understanding while at the same time sincere and direct. I use an integrative approach to help my clients to find balance in their personal, academic and professional lives. I work collaboratively with clients to help them to explore their next steps towards reaching their goals and finding a sense of peace and clarity. I am experienced at working with individuals with struggles related to low self-image, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and emotional eating.
I believe that therapy should be driven by the individual. I work to empower individuals to create the change they want to see in their lives, promote healing, and strengthen relationships. I believe the most important indicator of success is a trusting and supportive relationship with the therapist. I know that finding a therapist that meets your needs can be overwhelming. I am happy to provide a free phone consultation for any potential clients to see if we might be a good match. Please email me to inquire more about services or set up a consultation. I am also able to provide clinical supervision to any LLMSW clinicians.
There are times in life where even the smallest grain of sand beneath our feet feels like a giant mountain to climb. Life can be hard and draining, especially this past year. The fact that you are on this website looking for a therapist means that you are already taking a step towards creating positive change in your life and that is something to be celebrated. I strongly believe in the importance of meeting people where they are at in the moment. My goal as a therapist is to work with you and help you self-explore and experience personal growth.
You can't concentrate, you lack confidence, don't know what it's all for...life is a slog, and you don't want it to be this hard any longer. Whether it's an existential crisis or the long, low drone of anxiety, you want to rid yourself of the heaviness and find the joy again in living. You want meaningful connection to others and to be heading somewhere with the life you have left. You want less conflict and more satisfaction. Life is meant to be lived intentionally. That intentionality can free you from the burdens of an over-stressed lifestyle. Let's find your way forward--together!
Unfortunately, I'm at capacity and no longer taking new clients. As a psychotherapist and social worker, I believe that therapy is a journey of reflection and growth. My clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based practices, client-centered, strength-based, and collaborative approaches. I serve children, adolescents, adults and families facing numerous adjustments and challenges including, behavioral, school, work/life challenges, life adjustments, family and relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, OCD, and exposure or history of trauma.
My vision is to always create a safe and therapeutic space for those in my community. I endeavor to remain aware of the inequalities that exist for BI/POC, womxn, queer/trans/non-binary individuals, disabled/immunocompromised individuals, and older adults. I practice from a Feminist, Mulitculural approach and understand each client has their own unique therapeutic needs. My mission is to provide therapy with an integrative approach, considering the whole person, their strengths, emotional supports, spirituality, and resources that can be accessed through the community to aid in reaching treatment goals.
No matter how hard you try to move forward, you feel like your taking one step back. You’re a high performer with perfectionism tendencies and always put on a smile, which helps you forget your pain. You feel you will never be fully happy and never be able to fully enjoy life how others do, because of your many losses, attributing to your decreased self esteem. You may keep friends and family at a distance, to protect yourself from yet another inevitable loss. You may have stopped exercising and taking care of yourself the way you used to, since it takes too much work and you're just surviving at the end of another long day.
Relationships are hard - full of ups and downs. At times, it may feel like you are living as roommates. Some days, everything is great. Other days, you don't know what happened to make you feel so alone. Maybe your partner was unfaithful and you don't know how you're ever going to trust them again. Maybe you can't remember the last time you had sex. Maybe one or both of you are thinking of ending the relationship. You don't have to feel stuck this way forever.
I have been practicing for over 23 years. I mainly work with people who are depressed or anxious, and want to get more out of life and relationships. My goal is to help you become aware of unhealthy patterns so that you can feel better, make better choices, have better relationships,and lead a fulfilling and joyful life. I provide a safe and confidential space where no topic is off limits, where you can express yourself freely and where you will feel supported and understood. I will help you acquire self-understanding and provide guidance and tools to help you feel better.
Pregnancy, birth and postpartum adjustment are an exciting time, but can also include anxiety, worry, and feelings of deep vulnerability. New parents may experience significant, and sometimes unexpected, challenges with regard to balancing personal and professional roles, identity changes, relationships and developing confidence as a parent. Counseling can be invaluable to help you transition through this time with ease, and get your family off to the best possible start.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LMSW, QIDP
Life is a journey and there are many ups and downs that confront us. The most optimal way to resolve situations is to seek the strength that is within and bring out its positive energy. I have over 25 years of experience working in the field of mental health. With simple holistic methods I offer solutions to enhance your life by helping you resolve your concerns. Whether it's your children, career, your relationships that is important to you, you will be helped to develop habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges you may encounter in life.
My work with clients often focuses on addressing trauma and loss/grief, clarifying values, finding meaning and purpose, and increasing a sense of belonging. I work with many clients experiencing anxiety or depression. Working with clients around identity and gender exploration is a passion of mine. I also work with issues related to family expansion, especially among LGBTQIA2+ people. This includes the transition to parenthood and challenges such as infertility or pregnancy/adoption losses. My approach is collaborative and client-led.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or stress? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to focus on getting better? I provide therapy in a safe and accepting environment where your problems can start to feel less overwhelming or all-consuming. I have over 15 years of experience in helping people find an increased sense of self-worth, joy and accomplishment in their lives. I can help you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings, develop coping skills and other strengths while honoring the unique person you are and the life-experiences you bring to therapy.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ann Arbor are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ann Arbor then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ann Arbor, or Child Psychologists in Ann Arbor.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ann Arbor psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ann Arbor specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.