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About

Welcome! Thanks for your interest in therapy services. In my practice, I aim to help my clients process and manage difficult emotions so that they can experience more joy and meaning in their lives. I work with both adults and adolescents (age 12+) and specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, emotional and interpersonal concerns, and trauma- or stress-related issues. To address these concerns, I primarily use a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach. CBT is backed by decades of scientific research and has been shown to be effective in treating a range of mental health issues.

 

I believe that therapy can be even more effective when personalized to each client’s individual needs and strengths. I value building strong therapeutic relationships with my clients so that we can work together as a collaborative team to best address your concerns. In sessions, I aim to create a warm, non-judgmental space for you to show up as you are.

Specialties

Depression & Anxiety

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based approaches (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to treat depression and anxiety concerns. I often work with clients who are experiencing these concerns during major transitions in life (e.g., starting college, retirement) or in response to distressing life events (e.g., death of a loved one, end of a relationship).

Sleep problems may come up if you are experiencing depression or anxiety. To address these sleep problems, I typically use CBT for Insomnia, which may be a helpful addition to your treatment.

Emotional and Interpersonal Difficulties

I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is a cognitive behavioral treatment that can be helpful for those struggling with emotional and interpersonal difficulties. DBT is effective at addressing self-injurious thoughts and behaviors and borderline personality disorder, but has also been show to help with other mental health conditions as well (e.g., depression, trauma, eating disorders). 

 

As an affiliate of Two Brattle Center, I can provide adherent DBT therapy, which includes individual work with me along with participation in a weekly DBT skills group.

Trauma or Stress-Related Issues

In my trauma-focused work, I use empirically-supported treatments such as Prolonged Exposure and Trauma-Focused CBT, which are both strongly recommended by the APA to effectively treat PTSD. The overarching goal of this work is to help reduce the negative impact of the traumatic event on your life. I have done trauma work with clients in a number of settings including several VA medical centers, community clinics, and college counseling centers. Treatment for PTSD or trauma-focused work will often include a focus on depression and general anxiety symptoms as well. 

 

  • What will therapy entail?
    If we start working together, the first few sessions will focus on assessment so that I can better understand what's bringing you to therapy. From there, we will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan, in which I will draw on empirically-supported treatments (e.g., CBT, DBT) to help you address your concerns. The length of treatment varies from person to person. Weekly sessions are typically recommended to help you make quicker progress. If you are the parent/guardian of an adolescent who is receiving therapy, treatment will also involve regular check-ins to discuss your child's progress. Treatment may also include family sessions.
  • Where is your office located?
    Right now, I am only offering services via telehealth to clients who live in Massachusetts. I do not offer in-person therapy. We will meet using a secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing website.
  • Do you take insurance?
    I do not participate directly with any managed care plans, but most insurance companies provide reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services. To accommodate and help you receive reimbursement, I am happy to provide you with documentation (in the form of "superbills") for you to submit directly to your insurance provider. I would recommend calling your insurance provider and asking about whether your plan covers out-of-network providers and what the steps are to request reimbursement for these services. You may also have limits on the number of sessions allowed. These details can all be clarified by calling your insurance provider directly.
  • How much do therapy services cost?
    Please reach out to me for my current therapy rates. As a patient, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the cost of non-emergency medical services. For more details, click here.
  • Do you prescribe medication?
    No. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and do not have prescription privileges.

Get Started

Let's connect and talk more about treatment options. A critical part of therapy is finding a good fit with a therapist and "therapist shopping" can be an important part of the process. To that end, I am happy to connect via email or with a free 15-min phone consultation to see if we're a good fit.

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