“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
My Background & Focus
I am a working physician with a master's degree in counseling and a private practice in mental health and psychotherapy. I work with adult individuals, couples, and families. I provide supervision for candidates and consultation in areas of expertise. I have training specific to relationships, the peripartum period, and addictions. I am well versed in the durable impacts of trauma and am trained in EMDR to facilitate this work. This gives me enormous flexibility as a depth-oriented clinician helping people negotiate the life transitions we all might face but which can be quite challenging. My training in marriage and family therapy facilitates work on relationships and intimacy. I also help clients circumnavigate complex emotions associated with pregnancy, changing family dynamics, postpartum depression or anxiety. Work life balance, imposter syndrome, anxiety, or depression, and concerns you bring up around alcohol or substance use are other areas we might explore. I will help you identify and understand your implicit assumptions as they help or hinder you in your life goals and relationships. My ongoing work in the perioperative environment gives me unique insight to the issues we all face as clinicians in healthcare, and I specialize in this work as a consultant and therapist. As a physician I will identify possible benefits of medication and discuss these thoughts with you in a collaborative approach. Confidentiality is of the utmost priority in a counseling practice and my work is no exception. I am happy to elaborate how our work together is protected both by law and a rigorous ethical code. Please expect a warm and compassionate welcome should you choose to reach out. Leave a message on my voice mail, click on the envelope icon, or send an email through the contact form below.
The psychotherapy relationship is collaborative, empowering, and built specifically on trust developed over time. Engagement will, at times, be a highly vulnerable, emotional experience. The process offers life altering changes in perspective, habits, and assumptions. It can also offer new strategies to help cope with life's inevitable challenges. My work as a physician informs my therapy work with a long history of helping people in vulnerable positions. Also know that some of my training addresses experiences unique to women, such as pregnancy, but that I also welcome work with men. In my role as a physician I also offer medication management for mental health including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Please find some of the information to which you are entitled as a consumer by clicking here:
"Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes"
Individual Couples & Family Counseling
Consultation and Supervision
Individual therapy is a highly personal experience. Despite it still carrying stigma an effective therapeutic alliance offers life altering, sometimes lifesaving change for those who choose to engage. Though many would like to feel that we can handle anything and everything, life can be hard. There is no shame in seeking guidance, though it can feel that way. Everyone can benefit from comfort, solace, and a deeper understanding for self. There is courage in seeking to understand, process, and make meaning from our most painful feelings and experiences. There is no requirement in life to continue suffering alone with feeling chronically drained, anxious, angry, or depressed. Therapy can be practical, brief, and problem focused, or more long term and in-depth. I am happy to answer questions about my theoretical approach rooted in the neurobiology of relationship. It begins with a formal gathering of important information which will contextualize and help to identify and guide evolving goals. You can terminate therapy at any time, it's up to you. Should you choose, I look forward to meeting with you to identify your goals and accompany you on your journey.
Couples & Family
Couples & family counseling aims to identify and reorganize the lens through which we learn to see, understand, and negotiate our relationships. A marriage and family perspective incorporates the observation that change in one part of the system inevitably changes the system as a whole. Additionally, we often approach our partners and family members with assumptions and expectations that are not only unspoken, but also unrecognized. Couples and family therapy stands back to witness the process, misunderstandings, and unmet needs to bring these into awareness. Communication, goals, intimacy, and busy working lives all interweave to create a unique partnership. Major changes such as having a baby, helping teens and young adults negotiate the world, and other transitions in family life all have under-appreciated impacts worthy of focus. There are many ways for the motivated family or couple to get at this material towards a healthier, more satisfying, and durable connection.
Supervision & Consultation
Putting it all together as a counselor in training is an enormous time, financial, and emotional investment. Please reach out to see if we might be a good fit working together. I offer supervision for candidates in professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, and addiction counseling. Your hours are applicable towards all three to maximize your counseling perspective if you wish. You can expect help navigating clinical work, legal & ethical challenges, preparation for qualifying exams, and a warm collegial, professional relationship in individual & group settings.
Please reach out for consultation in areas of interest described above including building a private practice, applications of EMDR and Depth work, understanding, diagnosing, treating substance use disorders and other mental health diagnoses and presentations, and current challenges in healthcare.
Please see my other website for additional information at: www.integrativetrainingaccess.com
If you are working with me in a therapy relationship and medication appears indicated, we will discuss this together and navigate collaborative decision making. Alternatively, you may reach out for assistance with medication for depression, anxiety, bipolar, or ADHD without engaging therapy. This involves assessment, including identifying need for a formal psychological evaluation, treatment, and follow up appointments. Please reach out with questions.
Medication Management $400/$200/$100
Benefit from my professional experience and medically informed mental health services.