Treatment Approach and Areas of Specialization
For each patient, I work with and honor the whole person. Not any single issue. You are more than just the reasons that may bring you to therapy. My treatment approach is collaborative. Together, we work to create other options to manage situations that may feel overwhelming. Together, we work create new possibilities for finding balance in your life.
I have two primary areas of specialization. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns. I treat the full range of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and ED-NOS. Having completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Eating Disorders Program at UNC Chapel Hill, I am trained in the most current evidence based care including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, mindfulness training, and relational therapy.
I also specialize in working with individuals who identify as transgendered, transsexual, gender variant or gender non-conforming, including providing therapy and letters for hormone treatment and surgery. I do not consider gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation to be something that needs to be addressed in therapy. However, there are times when therapy is the appropriate place to address any barriers to living your fullest authentic life. These barriers may come from within yourself, or may come from trying to deal with past or current hurtful experiences.
Outside of these specialized areas, I work with many people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, or who do not necessarily carry any diagnosis but are looking for ways to find more meaning and well being in their lives and relationships with others.
For new clients
Finding a therapist who is the right fit for you can be just as important as finding a therapist who specializes in your area of need. Before a first appointment is scheduled, I will speak with you on the phone to discuss potential appointment times and my fee structure. At that time, please ask me any questions and share any concerns you may have. If by the end of the phone call you do not think we will be a good therapeutic fit then I am happy to help try and connect you with someone who may be a better match for you.
At this time, I am not in network for any insurance company. If you have health insurance, please check with your company about what mental health services are covered and their reimbursement rate for out of network providers. A subset of appointments are also available on a sliding scale fee structure.