My work involves providing therapeutic support for people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as parenting, family and couple conflict. I am a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, and focus on Level 1 Autism, or what use to be called Asperger's Syndrome. I am also happy to work with individuals that are experiencing loss, grief, and spiritual questioning/transition.
It can be a very scary feeling to take the first step towards therapy for you or your loved ones, and it takes courage and strength to ask for help. You are now taking those all-important first steps! You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and hopelessness, just to mention a few on a very long list of not-so-good feelings. Any of these feelings can make you feel stressed, unmotivated, and not knowing how to move forward.
It is not easy to ask for help, especially when our pain is so personal and private. My goal is to foster a safe environment to help individuals share concerns and sensitive topics that need healing. I aim to empower participants to take the lead in their therapy and collaborate with them to ensure therapy is moving at a comfortable pace. I see each person as unique and special, therefore their journey in treatment needs to be created specifically for them. I truly believe therapy can be impactful and I am passionate about seeing healing and freedom develop for each and every individual.
I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, work/school and relationship issues. My specialization, however, is in marriage & family therapy using a systems approach and many methods introduced by John Gottman. I'm advanced trained in Discernment counseling as well. Finally, I work on the entire spectrum of relationships from dating to pre-marital to transitions or divorce. I also provide parenting coaching. I am also trained as a divorce mediator and help many people with parenting plans.
You do not have to passively accept where you are in this moment. I am passionate about helping you use your own resilience to move towards purpose and joy in your life. My goal is to build you up during each session, so you strengthen that resilience and build your self-confidence. If you’re questioning whether or not you’re ready to start therapy, let’s set up a free consultation so you can experience how helpful it is even to take those first small steps!
You are facing some challenges in your life like trauma, mood disorders, chronic health or pain issues, perhaps with co-occurring diagnoses of mental health & addiction. You might be struggling in your relationships as a spouse, partner or parent. You need a collaborative partnership with a trauma-informed therapist who will customize their approach towards your care, work with you to understand your needs, recognize your strengths and learn to address your challenges. You are looking for a therapist who is responsive to your culture, sexuality & uniqueness. You could work with the therapist as an individual, a couple or a family.
Deciding to make changes in your life takes courage and motivation. My approach incorporates the latest research in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety, depression and relationship problems. You can expect a straightforward, supportive environment to discuss and implement your treatment goals. While I primarily use cognitive-behavioral approaches, I value the mind-body connection and am open to newer holistic and integrated therapies. I have received specialized training in Exposure/Response Prevention from NOCD. As a psychologist with extensive child, adolescent and adult training and experience I can work with all ages.
Are you or your loved one experiencing challenges related to autism or Asperger's? Do you need a therapist who understands your family and your unique situation? If you are an individual or family living with autism and are looking for a safe place to process your feelings, address trauma, improve communication or problem solve daily challenges, I would be honored to help. As both an experienced therapist and a parent of a young adult with ASD, I understand how autism, Asperger's, anxiety or ADHD impacts you and your entire family.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have written, presented, and consulted extensively about diversity, developmental psychology, multiculturalism, severe psychopathology, childhood abuse, trauma, sexual assault, community/domestic violence and African-American mental health. I believe everyone has a right to wellness and use strategies that promote humor, hard work, experiential learning and resilience. There is a saying: "You do not have to teach a cut how to heal, you just have to create the best environment for healing to take place." My goal is to create a loving space for healing to take place.
Are you tired of conflict with your children or spouse? Want to replace struggle with peaceful parenting? Are you looking to capture your authentic peaceful power? I strive first to connect and give hope, because I know the journey to get to a therapist has often been long and hard. Believing in a future is hope, and my therapy strives to create a future starting with hope and strengthened by good design. Visit my website to learn more about how I utilize the power of activity to design growth and healing opportunities. *** Opportunity in COVID crisis - VIDEO SESSIONS are now giving us new opportunities for growth and healing.
For 22-years in my career as a counselor, I have had a deep passion for working with children, teenagers and their families. I care deeply about children and teens and in supporting and guiding their parents to support their children when they are struggling. I witness beauty in adolescents and their struggle. I believe that they are trying to find their place in the world yet may need support. I helps families navigate these challenges. I also love working with adult individual clients on various issues. I am honored to help individuals, parents, children and teens to see and to reignite their own strengths.
For those who want to change I help beyond listening. I connect with my clients and we find ways for you to change. Change in therapy is hard and I provide support through a strong counseling relationship with you. I have a wide life experience that helps me relate to your particular life situation. I also have experience in other careers which helps me understand workplace challenges.
Life is hard - and 2020 (and beyond...) has brought that to light in a new way. Are you recognizing you might need some extra support? Do you find that you are constantly second-guessing yourself or lack the motivation to make change? You are not alone and I would love to meet you and support you on your healing journey.
It can be so hard to feel different. It's what draws me to work with folks who are made to feel different. So many people hear messages their entire lives about not being good enough. I'm here to be a supportive, thoughtful and empathetic voice in your ear to counter this. I have experience supporting individuals age 9 through adulthood, as well as their families, take the steps to build a more fulfilling life. I also have specific experience helping victims and survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, I am passionate about intersectional feminism, LGBTQIA issues, fat liberation, and health at every size. (HAES)
I currently have immediate morning/daytime openings. Being misunderstood sucks, whether you’re a (so-called) “troublesome” kid or a grown-up still trying to figure it all out. Healing the hurt so you can uncover your resiliency and power is what therapy is all about! It’s a privilege to walk the sometimes difficult, yet so very rewarding path of therapy with you, and I don’t take that for granted. I am passionate about providing an open and affirming space for all identities - I am dedicated to LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion, and I work to be actively anti-racist in my approach as well.
Unfortunately, I am not taking new clients at this time. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples. My areas of focus include relational and intimacy difficulties, the LGBTQ community, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss.
Feel like things aren't going well at home, work or school, but not sure why? Your relationship(s) aren't working? The trust disappeared from your marriage? Your Teenager/Tween overwhelmed and you're not sure how to help? Have they turned to drugs/alcohol/video gaming? Making unsafe choices for themselves or others, or they lash out with anger? Do they lack motivation? A young adult attempting to launch or parent trying to help them launch and finding it difficult? We'll find out what's going on and then make a plan to move forward towards wellness.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or life stressors in general, I know it can be difficult to get up and find motivation to manage responsibilities each day. Perhaps your thoughts and feelings are getting in the way of you fully engaging in everyday activities such as school, work, or communicating with family and friends. As time progresses you might begin losing interest in hobbies and start avoiding people or certain situations more frequently. Now you are looking for ways to sort through those problems and find solutions.
Have you found yourself struggling with being present in your relationships? Do you find it difficult to manage your emotions? Perhaps you’re easily frustrated or sadden with your interactions with others? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to push through…or maybe you are frustrated with “pushing through” and feel a significant feeling of tiredness. These are some of the few things I have assisted patients with. I believe I am the right therapist for you if you are seeking a safe, supportive space, in which you can address issues that may be preventing you from achieving your desired healing and growth.
Worried about your child's behavior? Struggling with parenting? Concerned about your adolescent's self image or self harm? Stuck in a negative cycle with your significant other and unsure how to connect again? Coming to terms with divorce and co-parenting? Wanting to improve family communication? Battling the shadows of depression and anxiety? Wanting change in your life but not sure what? Seeking therapy is hard and deeply personal. You are the expert in your life and I strive to make each client feel accepted, safe and understood. Together, we can discover your unique path to change and healing within yourself and relationships.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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.
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Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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?
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