Clinical & Health Psychology | Adults & Older Adults, and Couples
Whether life is going well, or you are struggling to feel well, therapy could be a helpful and powerful tool in moving forward. Finding the right therapist, however, could be overwhelming. With investments of energy, time, and money, it is important to select a therapist with whom you feel comfortable—someone that "gets" you and in whom you have trust and confidence.
I enjoy helping adults understand their barriers and strengths to help them meet their goals in the various aspects of their lives, such as relationships, work, school, and health. I specialize in helping to manage and overcome self-defeating behaviors, relationship problems, depression, and anxiety. Other specialties are insomnia (CBT-I) and ADHD evaluation.
I believe health and happiness come through living in moderation. We must also acknowledge our positive, strong, and humorous traits. This belief system is the cornerstone of my approach, moderative psychotherapy. Many clients describe my "style" as "honest," "real," being a "straight-shooter," and interactive. I would be happy to speak with you to see how I could help and whether my specialties, approach, and style are a good fit.
Some clients are interested to learn that I am also an author and musician. You can learn more here. A few years ago, a popular A&E/Lifetime docu-series offered me the role of relationship expert, but I decided to focus on my theory, writing, music, and family.
Clinical & Health Psychology | Adults & Older Adults
Bariatric Pre-Surgical Evaluation
As we all continue to navigate life’s transitions and change, we eventually find ourselves needing guidance and support along the way. Whether you or someone you know is currently thriving or struggling in life, deciding to seek therapy can often be a helpful, rewarding, and life-changing experience. Finding and choosing a therapist, however, could be challenging and overwhelming. Not only must practical matters be considered, such as fees and scheduling, so must the therapist’s style, approach, and qualification. In other words, it has to be a “good fit” and it must “feel right.”
I enjoy working with adults and older adults navigating the gains and losses of life's domains, including health, aging and life transitions, relationships, academics, finances, and work. Some areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, weight, pain, insomnia (CBT-I), stress management, women's health issues, and bariatric pre-surgical evaluations.
My “style” or “approach” centers on being genuine, transparent, direct, and engaged with my clients. I believe strongly that focusing on strength, humor, and positivity is important and that change can happen fairly quickly in therapy. I am happy to speak to you to determine if I can
We are currently in-network/preferred providers with the insurance plans listed below. For those wishing to use their out-of-network benefits, we are happy to submit claims on your behalf. If you would like to use insurance, please be advised that it is the client's responsibility to confirm all benefits with their insurance plan.
To learn about your benefits, contact your insurance plan and ask the following –
Blue High Performance Network
First Choice Health
Group Health Options
Healthcare Management Administrators
Legacy Health Partners Network
Kaiser Added Choice Plan
Psychotherapy - $225
Psychological testing - determined by tests provided
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