Flower Plant

SERVICES

I specialize in treating professionals, students and parents who struggle with the self-destructive side of perfectionism, over-achievement, and the "trying to do it all" mentality.  Most of them are bright, driven, hardworking and successful in many areas of their lives.  At the same time, they can struggle with a flip side to the success, which is often anxiety, depression, self-doubt, feeling overwhelmed and loss of control, sacrificing their health and relationships, fear of failure and procrastination.  These issues can also manifest in the form of struggles with eating and weight.


Being the do-gooders, people-pleasers, do-it-yourselfers and strong, independent people that they are, many have experienced a series of "breakdowns" before they are ready to seek help.  If you have made it this far, congratulations on taking the first important and courageous step on your journey towards healing and thriving. 

Using a warm, empathic and collaborative approach, we work together to use the many strengths and positive qualities you already have to help you find relief from stress and move forward in your life with less fear and greater freedom.  I use a blend of self-compassion, "brain training", mindfulness, and other evidence-based techniques and therapies to lead you towards self-acceptance, confidence, authenticity, and true purpose.


I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.  See below for a list of my specialty areas.

ANXIETY

  • Uncontrollable or persistent worrying

  • Nervousness

  • Panic attacks

  • Social anxiety

  • Trauma and micro-traumas, such as relationship break-up, job loss, embarrassing or shameful event

DEPRESSION

  • Self-criticism

  • Self-doubt 

  • Low self-confidence

  • Feeling like you're not good enough

PERFECTIONISM AND PROCRASTINATION

  • Unrealistically high standards for success or achievement

  • Fear of failure

  • All-or-none thinking

  • High need for control

  • Avoidance

EATING DISORDERS AND WEIGHT

  • Anorexia

  • Bulimia

  • Restricting

  • Overeating

  • Significant weight loss or weight gain

  • Yo-yo dieting

  • Orthorexia

WORK OR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DIFFICULTIES

  • Difficulty coping with high pressure and expectations in fast-paced, demanding, or competitive environments

  • Decline in productivity or grades

  • Trouble concentrating, paying attention and completing projects

  • "Imposter syndrome"

  • Feeling incompetent

  • Brain fog

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Difficulties with communication, assertiveness, and setting boundaries

  • Dating or maintaining long-term relationships

  • Fear of intimacy

  • Feeling alone or socially awkward

  • Shyness

LIFE CHANGES

  • New parents

  • Graduation from school

  • New job

  • Moving

  • Marriage

  • Divorce

PARENT COACHING

Parents who want to do their best, but feel lost, confused, or defeated on how to help and support their child.

LIFE COACHING

You have most aspects of your life checked off:  stable job, solid relationships, and an active lifestyle, but still feel unfulfilled or like there is something holding you back from your highest purpose.

Something important brought you here.  All you have to say is 
LET'S GET STARTED