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Our Ideal Clients


We are passionate about supporting adults during major life transitions, while recovering from a traumatic event, or after the loss of a loved one. Our ideal clients are motivated to address what is keeping them stuck, even when it's uncomfortable. They are conscientious and make their treatment a top priority. They expect results, and are willing to work hard to accomplish their goals.


While symptoms may overlap, common diagnoses we treat include:

  • Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders (PTSD, Adjustment Disorder, Prolonged Grief Disorder)

  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (depression and anxiety beginning and/or intensifying during the perinatal period, defined as during pregnancy and continuing through the first year following childbirth)

  • Depressive Disorders (Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias)

  • Sleep-Wake Disorders (Insomnia Disorder, Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders)


You can find more information about our specialty areas here:


We have very specialized skills in treating the above conditions, and are committed to continued education and training in these areas. As such, we are unable to stay abreast of new developments in other related fields. For these reasons, there are certain conditions and/or age groups that we do NOT treat. If the person seeking services is a child/young teen or if your primary reason for seeking assistance is related to one of the following conditions or situations, we will probably not be a good fit. Our office would be happy to assist you in finding an appropriate referral.

  • Disability Evaluations

  • Excuse notes for time off from work

  • Legal involvement (Domestic Dispute, Custody Battle, Personal Injury Lawsuit)

  • Communication Disorders

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Intellectual Developmental Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Tic Disorders, 

  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding, Trichotillomania)

  • Dissociative Disorders (DID, Dissociative Amnesia

  • Conversion Disorder

  • Feeding & Eating Disorders (Pica, Rumination Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating Disorder)

  • Elimination Disorders (Enuresis, Encopresis)

  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders (ODD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Pyromania, Kleptomania)

  • Neurocognitive Disorders (Alzheimer's, delirium, dementia)

  • Cluster A & B Personality Disorders (Antisocial Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder)

Are We a Match?

If it sounds like we would we could work well together, contact us for an appointment. If you'd like more information about what an initial appointment might look like, feel free to read the section on "What to Expect" below.

What to Expect

For those new to therapy, meeting with a psychologist or other mental health provider for the first time can be a bit intimidating. I hope the information below helps you feel prepared for our time together.

Preparing for the initial appointment

Once we schedule an appointment, you will receive a link via email to set up your account and complete online paperwork. This paperwork provides me with your consent/agreement for treatment, describes office policies, and gives me a little background information about you. Please complete the required forms at least 48 hours prior to your appointment. These 48 hours provide me with sufficient time to review your information prior to our initial session. If I do not receive your forms with enough time to review the paperwork, we will need to postpone the appointment and reschedule once the forms are complete.

Your First Appointment

Your first appointment will probably be a bit longer (60-75 minutes) than typical sessions, as the primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss what brings you to therapy or consultation, including your history and goals for our meetings. The first session is an opportunity to address any questions you may have about meeting with me and the types of services I provide. Lastly, we will begin to decide on a focus for our sessions. It typically takes 3-4 sessions to get to know one another and decide if my personality and general approach is a good fit for you. If either you or I believe that it is not a good fit, I can provide you with referrals to other mental health and consultation resources in our area.

Follow-up sessions

Each follow-up session will be approximately 50 minutes in length. I respect your time and make every effort to start and end on time. Together, we will decide the frequency and duration of sessions. I encourage you to openly discuss with me how our time together is going for you, and if you have any recommendations for how to make it work better for you. Regardless of how long we work together, I always encourage meeting for a final session, in order to provide closure and direction for the next step in your life.

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