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.
Uncontrollable or persistent worrying
Trauma and micro-traumas, such as relationship break-up, job loss, embarrassing or shameful event
Feeling like you're not good enough
PERFECTIONISM AND PROCRASTINATION
Unrealistically high standards for success or achievement
Fear of failure
High need for control
EATING DISORDERS AND WEIGHT
Significant weight loss or weight gain
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
Difficulties with communication, assertiveness, and setting boundaries
Dating or maintaining long-term relationships
Fear of intimacy
Feeling alone or socially awkward
Graduation from school
Parents who want to do their best, but feel lost, confused, or defeated on how to help and support their child.
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