How therapy can help

The therapies I offer have been systematically studied and shown to improve quality of life by reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and problem behaviors.  These therapies are goal-oriented and short-term.  We will work together to help you change the way you think, feel, and act, and we will do so at a pace that feels comfortable for you.  Along the way, we'll use research-validated questionnaires selected for your presenting concerns to track progress.  It can be challenging work, but you will carry the benefits with you even after therapy ends.  

Types of therapies offered

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Parent Management Training (PMT)

SPACE for child and adolescent anxiety

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for teens - note that while I am trained by Behavioral Tech in DBT, I am not offering a fully adherent DBT program at this time (e.g., group), but I can take graduates of such programs

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Problems addressed

Depression - my specialty is depressed teens


Anxious or depressed teens who also have learning differences or ADHD

Obsessive-compulsive behaviors



Helping parents whose children or teens are anxious, depressed, or have ADHD

Oppositional behaviors in children

Stress in jobs related to academia

Adjustment to college or graduate school

Coping with life transitions

Job burnout

Prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression

Age groups

I work with children, adolescents, and adults.  I work directly with children over the age of 7.  For younger children, I work with parents to teach them tools to help their child.

How therapy works

The first two sessions would be an initial evaluation period.  The purpose of these sessions is to: 

(a) make sure I can offer the services I believe you need 

(b) ensure that you all feel comfortable moving forward with me.  

In-person or video

As of January 2024, I'm offering therapy services in-person or via video.