**Thank you so very much for your interest but I am NOT currently accepting new clients or running a waiting list.** 

I partner with teen and adult clients at Behavior Works of Virginia to provide private, specialized, & personalized        cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) infused with mindfulness training and a warm collaborative style for:

ANXIETY

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

INSOMNIA

BODY-FOCUSED REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS (hair pulling/trichotillomania & skin picking/excoriation & nail biting)

I also have the experience and understanding needed to help clients with other challenges like depression, drinking/drug use, binge eating, chronic pain, managing chronic medical or health issues, trauma, relationship difficulties, career concerns, as well as special concerns affecting many achievement-oriented students, executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

CBT is referred to as “evidence-based” because researchers find it to be effective for many people. CBT is usually short term and can often work in 6-25 sessions; some clients come back for “booster sessions” every once in a while after they complete a course of therapy. Some of my clients stay in therapy for longer amounts of time, especially if they have a particularly severe and “sticky” symptoms and or if they get relief from their primary concerns but then find other issues they wish to work on. Researchers continue to refine CBT. As a clinical researcher myself, I aim to stay up-to-date so you can get treatment that works.

While specific CBT techniques and strategies are often necessary components of an effective therapy experience, the relationship between the therapist and client is equally essential. When selecting a therapist, you want both– tools and a good relationship. This is what I seek to provide. I do not apply a one-size-fits-all CBT approach. Rather, I collaborate with my clients to determine the most efficient and effective ways to engage them in the process of reflection and change, all the while fostering a sense of emotional safety infused with challenge needed to grow. In other words, I appreciate the creation of a strong therapeutic relationship and work to enable my clients to set goals, build insight and mindful awareness, and step into a space of vulnerability where they often delight in the process of testing and stretching their limits, emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally.

Please peruse my website to learn more about what I may be able to offer you and my professional background. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to discuss setting up a complementary initial consultation.


You may contact me by:

TELEPHONE: 804-767-0856
-or-
EMAIL: [email protected]

OFFICE ADDRESS: 312 Granite Avenue, Suite 3, Richmond, Virginia 23226

 

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