Location(s): Chapel Hill
I believe the ultimate goal of therapy is to help people feel more alive and develop a compassionate and loving relationship with themselves. I use humanistic, DBT, compassion-focused and mindfulness approaches and encourage clients to cultivate curiosity instead of judgment of self and others. I am drawn to experiential therapies and believe that healthy relationships, including the therapeutic relationship, have transformative power when we are able to fully experience their healing power in the present moment. Other models I have learned about and used in my evolution as a psychotherapist are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the Trauma Resiliency Model (similar to Somatic Experiencing), Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and Non-violent Communication (NVC). Read more…
Specialties: Co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders, Mood Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Issues: Addictions, ADHD, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, DBT- Dialectical Skills Classes, DBT-Dialectical Behavior Individual Therapy, Depression, Grief and Loss, Highly Sensitive Peoples (HSPs), LGBTQ Affirmative, Life Transitions, PTSD and Trauma, Stress Management, Substance Abuse
Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial, BCBS HMO policies, and State Health Plan.