Oberlin College, BA , English/Creative Writing
University of Chicago, MA, Clinical Social Work
My Approach to Therapy
I view therapy as a collaborative process. I ask questions, you respond, and together we develop a new way of looking at your problems. In this way, I try to help people reflect on and revise their life stories.
My approach to therapy is informed by many theories and techniques. The approach I use is always based on the needs and concerns you raise in session. I especially like ideas from the following treatment models:
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Attachment and Psychodynamic theories
Expressive Art Therapy (e.g., writing, collage, photography)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
I have been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1998. Before starting my own practice in 2008, I worked at Hoffman Psychological Associates in Harrisburg, PA and at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Prior to moving to Central PA, I worked in several community mental health agencies in the Midwest.
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I also have special training in working with people who have concerns about their weight.
Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work
National Association of Social Workers