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Does it feel like you're always fighting for perfection? Maybe the only way you feel like you're doing enough is when you're doing it all. And all the while, you're facing off against a vicious inner critic, who never misses an opportunity to tell you where you could be doing a better job.
Maybe you find yourself staring down an endless list of "shoulds"...there's the type of job you should have, the sort of relationship that you should be in, the life stage that you should have already mastered.
I work with my clients to reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy, and dissatisfaction by examining where these messages come from, and why you've been listening to them for so long. Together, we can eliminate false narratives about what you "should" be, and instead learn about who you are.
My clients often tell me that I'm different from other therapists that they've had. My style of therapy is directive and collaborative. I don't just listen, but I actively engage with you- asking questions, offering strategies, and challenging unhelpful patterns and tendencies. My goal is that you leave every session feeling greater clarity and more hopeful about lasting change. And if you don't, I want to work with you to figure out why, and how to get you there.
I'm down to earth and practical, and the work we do will be strength based and solution focused.. This means that we focus on what works, rather than what isn't working.
In treatment, we’ll work together to help me gain an understanding of who you are within the context of your life experiences. We'll confront fears and break through old patterns as we figure out how to quiet the critic while creating a more helpful inner dialogue. You'll learn that self-compassion isn't complacency, and that it's okay to slow down!
It’s important for you to have information about your therapist! I'm a mom of three, a recovering perfectionist, an avid runner and a mediocre cook. I was diagnosed with ADD when I was 9 years old, and believe strongly in practicing from a neurodiverse framework. I also work from an Attachment perspective, which means that I believe our early experiences with those closest to us have a huge impact in shaping how we relate to others, ourselves, and the world. I prefer a non-pathologizing perspective on mental health. Rather than looking at things in terms of “disorders”, I look at what circumstances might have led someone to develop certain habits or coping mechanisms, recognizing that frequently our pathologized behaviors are healthy response to an unhealthy circumstance.
I’ve been working as a therapist since 2008, and established my private practice in 2017 after nearly a decade of working in outpatient mental health settings.My practice is focused on anxiety disorders, women’s mental health (perinatal mental health, infertility and reproductive mental health, and postpartum mood issues)and neurodivergence (specifically ADD/ADHD and Autism).