Therapy

I provide individual therapy in several settings:

  • Adults
  • Young adults
  • Adolescents
  • Outdoor
  • In-office
  • Telehealth

I work with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Communication issues
  • Life transitions
  • Gay, lesbian, nonbinary, and questioning

Modalities I use:

Nature-Based Psychotherapy – The amazing power of nature

Outdoors + Evidence-based therapy practices = Nature-Based Psychotherapy

Studies show that simply being outdoors has a positive impact on us physically and mentally. It reduces blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones resulting in a reduction of anger, fear, depression, and stress. Research also supports the use of practices such as mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Combining the two, we get Nature-Based Psychotherapy, an intentional psychotherapeutic relationship conducted outdoors using nature as a metaphor, backdrop, and co-therapist.

Psychotherapy outdoors creates a dynamic three-way relationship between you as the client, me as therapist, and nature, adding to our ability to more deeply explore the changes you wish to see in your life. By joining with me in the therapeutic process, you can expect to engage in psychotherapy outdoors sitting or walking at the beach or in a park. If you choose in-office sessions or telehealth, the use of nature as metaphor and symbol will be central to our work together.

Mindfulness – The art of being present

Mindfulness is the ability to focus on the present moment while acknowledging and unconditionally accepting our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. It is about being aware of where we are and what we’re doing in the moment, without feeling reactive or overwhelmed by thoughts of past or future events. We all have the ability to be mindful, but sometimes it takes some practice to learn how to access it in the midst of life’s challenges. Together we will explore ways you can incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life to successfully overcome overwhelming situations and reduce stress.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Change your thoughts & change your world

CBT is an evidenced-based practice that places emphasis on our ability to soothe ourselves by learning to recognize unhelpful ways of thinking, challenge distorted thinking, and change behavioral patterns. Working collaboratively with me, you will develop coping strategies to change your thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior through exercises in session, as well as “homework” outside of session. The emphasis is on current life events and treatment focus is about moving forward to develop more effective ways of overcoming life’s challenges.