My Therapeutic Style & Approach

At some point we can all benefit from what therapy offers: an opportunity to be deeply known and understood. Starting with a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I work from the understanding that meaningful change is possible when we sincerely turn inwards and examine our basic assumptions about ourselves, others, and the world around us.

I believe that therapy is a process of collaborative self-exploration into our values, needs, and ways of being, both with ourselves and others. From this understanding, I work with clients to develop the critical skills of self-awareness, emotional-attunement, and psychological flexibility.

I work interactively and collaboratively, integrating relational, existential, and psychodynamic theories with other modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness. Utilizing evidence-based practices with timeless principles of mind/body/spirit, I support individuals and couples with a warm-hearted presence into the extraordinary process of embracing and responding to life from the wisdom within us all.

Who I Work With:

  • Adults
  • Couples

What I Provide:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Group therapy

Areas of Specialization:

  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma


  • Master of Social Work                                                      University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work

University of Pittsburgh