Areas of Specialty

Anxiety and Depression

  • Panic disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive and compulsive disorder, specific phobias (Exposure and Response Prevention treatment)
  • Depressive and bipolar disorders
  • Gaining insight into cognitive, emotional, physiological and behavioral dimensions of mood and anxiety disorders
  • Understanding causes and triggers of symptoms
  • Learning and applying proven techniques to achieve symptom remission
  • Accepting and tolerating painful emotions
  • Ceasing reliance on harmful coping strategies (substance use, disordered eating and others) to manage emotions
  • Gaining tools to recognize warning signs and take steps to prevent symptom recurrence

Women’s Reproductive Mental Health

Infertility

  • Coping with infertility diagnosis and treatments
  • Strengthening couples’ relationships during struggle with infertility

Gynecology

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Premenstrual psychiatric symptoms
  • Concerns related to sexuality, sexual functioning and body image
  • Coping with hysterectomy, breast and gynecologic cancers, endometriosis and other conditions 
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Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • Psychiatric disorders throughout pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Assessment of risk followed by therapy to reduce risk of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
  • Pregnancy and neonatal loss
  • Coping with unexpected pregnancy and postpartum experiences and complications
  • Navigating life as a couple or single parent following birth of the first (or another) baby
  • Parenting infants and young children

GENETIC COUNSELING SUPPORT 

  • Helping expectant couple respond to the detection of fetal anomaly in pregnancy or in the postpartum
  • Resolving conflict within the self, couple, or family around continuing a pregnancy in which fetal anomaly has been identified
  • Helping parents integrate diagnostic information and reconcile it with their expectations and values
  • Helping parents synthesize mixed messages from medical teams, families, society
  • Assisting couple in improving communication, resolving conflict
  • Mediate reflections and discussions to help couples cope with an atypical pregnancy in accordance with their own values despite mixed messages and conflicting emotions
  • Understanding and processing anticipatory grief to facilitate healing and acceptance

Relationships

transitions

  • Navigating periods of transition and change in relationships with partners, friends and family

conflict

  • Resolving painful problems in relationships with others
  • Learning assertiveness and other interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Letting go of destructive relationships
  • Coping with divorce and/or post-divorce co-parenting arrangements 

infidelity

  • Healing as an individual (and/or a couple) following betrayal

sex and intimacy

  • Addressing psychologically based sexual issues impacting individual and relational wellbeing  

attachment patterns

  • Gaining insight into how key interpersonal experiences shape relationship choices and behaviors
  • Changing patterns of interpersonal behavior to fit current values and preferences

social anxiety and isolation

  • Learning and applying evidence-based strategies to overcome social anxiety
  • Creating meaningful relationships with others

Trauma and PTSD

  • Evidence-based treatment for PTSD (Prolonged Exposure)
  • Moving toward resolution and healing of past traumatic experiences

Grief and Loss

  • Exploring meaning and impact of loss
  • Complicated Grief treatment

Work-life Issues

  • Creating a sense of balance between personal and professional realms
  • Learning to prioritize and make choices to build a sustainable and meaningful lifestyle
  • Exploring career choices and pathways to maximize work satisfaction and make changes if needed
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Self-esteem

  • Gaining strategies for strengthening one's relationship with self 
  • Addressing underlying shame and other emotions that impact confidence and self-worth
  • Learning tools for cultivating authenticity and sense of worthiness 

Psychotherapy for Psychotherapists, Medical Providers and Other Caregivers

  • Preventing burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Increasing professional effectiveness and satisfaction
  • Gaining skills and strategies to manage the complex experience of caring for others in professional and personal domains
  • Supervision and consultation services for mental health professionals

Eating disorders and related problems

  • Anorexia and bulimia, binge eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder
  • Weight loss struggles, emotional eating and body image issues

Process addictions

  • Compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping

Health psychology

gerontological/advanced age counseling

  • Adjusting to the lifestyle changes brought on by your or your partner's retirement
  • Addressing the experience of identity/role-change in advanced age
  • Processing the emotional impact of frequent illness and/or recurring grief

physical illness

  • Learning ways to effect and maintain emotional health during the experience of medical illness