Specialty

Unlike generalist providers, I have specialized training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety, mood and other emotion regulation disorders, such as borderline personality disorder. A variety of conditions can be categorized as emotion regulation disorders. For a complete list of conditions treated click here

Structure of Therapy

Typically, treatment is time-limited with the number of sessions ranging from 10 to 25 unless otherwise discussed with the patient. The focus of treatment is present-focused, goal-oriented, and collaborative. Patients play an active role in therapy. Early in therapy patients are presented with different treatment options and patients decide which treatment plan best suits them. Progress towards goals is measured throughout therapy so that patients see their growth over time. 

Therapeutic Relationship

Regarding the therapist-patient relationship, prospective patients can expect to receive frontline treatment that is warm, compassionate, and supportive. It is my belief that therapeutic change stems from the quality of the relationship that exits between the patient and the therapist. Therefore, adequate time in therapy is spent on creating not just a safe, confidential, and trusting relationship between patients and myself, but a genuine connection where patients feel heard, understood, and important. 

 

Treatment Process/Steps for Getting Started

                          Step 1 

                               Schedule free meet and greet (15 min) phone call or in person at the office

                          Step 2 

                               Intake/Assessment (1-2) sessions

                          Step 3 (1 session)

                               Collaborate on goals and discuss treatment options

                               Decide on treatment plan and estimate termination date

                               Determine ways to track progress

                               Commence therapy