I am an experienced Fully Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist who works with a wide range of presenting issues including; anxiety, depression, situational stress, work-related concerns, relationship issues, parenting, and issues that arise with life changes. I have expertise in parenting issues, collaborating with schools, administering and interpreting psycho-educational evaluations. My approach is collaborative, person-centered, and based on evidence based practices.
You’re having racing thoughts. You’re constantly on edge. You’re thinking about things that are out of your control. Your mind keeps circling topics that are stressing you out. You’re trying to overcome thoughts of self-doubt. Life would be so much easier if you had a way to calm your mind and soothe your emotions.
I am a fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to treat a variety of emotional and psychological problems. In my individual and group therapy practices I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing emotional distress. My specific area of specialization is treating anxiety and depression which can manifest itself in many ways including relationship/interpersonal problems, and school/professional problems. In my practice therapy is a collaborative process between myself and the client. Through the process of therapy I use a variety of Evidence Based Therapies (EBTs) to decrease symptoms, elevate mood, and increase functioning.
In practice I work with individuals, children, teens, couples, and families. Treatment is unique for each client and is determined by their own goals and needs. Areas of specialization include psychological assessment, cognitive remediation, anxiety, and panic attack disorders, depression, women's issues, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, geriatric issues, trauma, grief and loss, relational and family issues and court mandated therapy. My approach to therapy varies with each client, ranging from psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral orientation, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
My ideal client would be a client between the ages of 11 to 19 who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or adolescent issues who are seeking someone that can empathize with their problems and find realistic solutions.
I will work with you to remove emotional blocks to successful living, so you can realize true happiness. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues often mask a deeper desire to be understood, to be seen, to feel valued, and achieve one's dreams, passions, and purpose. A strong working relationship with a therapist can help to unlock innate gifts and natural abilities hidden beneath fears and limiting beliefs. At any age, your capacity for success, well-being, natural joy, and flourishing will grow in creative ways through the therapeutic process. Possibilities become realities, throughout the lifespan.
I help my clients separate their thinking from their feelings, to be able to see what is real from what they are feeling, that is, what is going on inside of them introduces an opportunity to live without anxiety, fears and depression. Feelings can be confused for reality and it is helpful to be able to recognize the difference. In today's world, I see clients who may change careers, positions, and life styles more often than one has in the past. To find one's place, meaning of life, comfort and personal best are ongoing life goals, one can achieve in a safe environment.
The process of psychotherapy will transform your life as you develop more fulfilling options for thinking, feeling, and behaving. As a practicing psychologist with over 20 years of experience with a Ph.D., I specialize in treating individuals with addiction, difficulties regulating mood, anxiety and interpersonal problems. While I integrate a number of clinical approaches, my experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator has taught me to rely heavily on treatments that have demonstrated effectiveness.
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. You could be struggling with food and body image or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive and undefeated outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
Placements in wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools and specialized treatment centers are the focus of my work. As a therapeutic educational consultant and placement specialist, I spend a significant amount of time traveling to visit and assess programs including wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult college/transition programs. I specialize in performing comprehensive placement evaluations and providing recommendations for the best treatment options including local and residential options. I welcome complicated cases that have not responded to the best of outpatient treatment strategies.
We are all doing the best we can with the tools we have been given. You are the expert of your own life but at some point we all get stuck and the tools that have gotten us to where we are stop working. I believe therapy is a place to explore and reflect on your journey thus far and learn how to move forward. Making big life choices, grieving a loss, navigating interpersonal conflict, facing the challenges of parenting, and coping with anxiety or depression are all easier with a guide by your side. There is no one-size fits all approach to therapy.
You are wanting to move towards a life which feels more peaceful but aren’t exactly sure how to get from here to there. Are you seeking connection, understanding, practical help, and some humor from your therapist? Are you wanting a therapist that personally understands neurodivergence and spirituality? My ideal client is curious and open minded around trying different approaches. If you want to play an active role in your healing and want to engage in therapy specifically created for you that feels authentic and holistic, let’s talk.
During COVID online interviews and sessions are available. In fact, you may find it easier to start there. Whether you are looking for individual and/or group therapy, emotional education so you can feel and be more alive, or personal coaching informed by forty years’ experience, now is the time. Life isn’t easy for anybody, especially now. But, it can get better and easier with appropriate help, in-depth or temporary. Check the website, or call, before the opportunities close.
Life is challenging. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and hopeless. Often, this leads us to feel lonely, sad, angry, and many other uncomfortable feelings. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I help people overcome trials while instilling hope and letting them know they aren't alone. Following six years active duty military service in the U.S. Air Force, I completed graduate school at the University of Michigan. I have more than 10 years clinical experience working with individuals, groups, families, and couples looking for guidance and support navigating life's challenges as well as serious mental illnesses.
My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help my clients effectively address personal life challenges. I help the client build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with your to achieve your goals.
I know that counseling is a very vulnerable process. I work to build intentional relationships with my clients that promote a safe, non-judgmental space. Sometimes, all we need is someone outside of our family, or friends to talk too. Rather than give advice, I will facilitate healthy awareness while empowering my client.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Clients wanting change, a non-judgmental listening ear, encouragement, and for tools to improve their personal life situation are welcome. Whether you have lost yourself, are uncertain about the future, unsettled due to life challenges, depressed, anxious, using drugs/alcohol to cope,relationship/parenting troubles, or have a child with behavioral issues, you have taken the first step towards getting help. We will explore what changes or improvements you are looking for and you will learn more about yourself or your child and will have strategies that will assist you in creating a better future.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, C-IAYT
Chronic illness, grief, addiction, disordered eating, trauma, can leave us with a sense of hopelessness, frustration and a hyper-vigilant/hypo-vigilant nervous system. Utilizing evidence based interventions, we can rewire the nervous system, unlock your value system, shift and exchange coping skills to find neurtrality, while exploring barriers and patterns of emotions, behaviors or thoughts, while creating space to increase and motivation and willingness towards your goals. Resiliency, perseverance, and hope are essential to healing, and I look forward to helping establish, build or repair your unique foundation of healing.
Do you feel there is something missing in your life or challenging you to make positive and constructive changes? I assist adult clients, age18 and older, in a safe, trusting and confidential (HIPAA approved) virtual environment, to work toward finding solutions by getting in touch with and utilizing their inner resources in order to promote healing. If you would like to embark on a journey of self knowledge and growth - your life can become more fulfilling as you achieve resolution, balance, peace of mind, along with acceptance and love of your existence.
People reach out to a therapist when the coping skills they have used throughout life seem to no longer work. These critical moments are an important opportunity for change. As a Licensed Master's Social Worker I work with individuals to use these opportunities to change the way they live in the world socially and behaviorally. I strive to create a supportive and honest environment, using the relationship developed between the patient and myself to help them make lasting changes.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin, or Child Psychologists in Franklin.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Franklin 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 Franklin 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.