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With a background in psychobiology, neuroscience, and psychology, my approach to therapy employs a relational framework with the application of concepts and treatment methods based in science and the emerging, integrative field of interpersonal neurobiology. I specialize in working with issues related to anxiety and stress, relationship issues, trauma, eating disorders, women's issues including infertility and maternal issues, as well as adolescent and young adult psychotherapy. My studies in neuroscience and polyvagal theory as well as personal experiences as a yoga practitioner and equestrian, led me to teaching and practicing a bottom-up approach to address the body-based, nervous system dysregulation typically experienced in numerous areas of suffering such as anxiety and trauma.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide empathic support, safety, attunement, understanding and evidence-based practices as these factors within the relational context of the therapeutic relationship facilitate healing and growth, emotional and physical regulation, self-compassion, restoration of agency and the development of meaningful relationships.
“Recent research in brain imaging, molecular biology, and neurogenetics has shown that psychotherapy changes brain function and structure. Such studies have shown that psychotherapy affects regional cerebral blood flow, neurotransmitter metabolism, gene expression, and persistent modifications in synaptic plasticity.” (Glass, 2008)
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to grow across many domains: psychological, physiological, emotional, personal, and relational. Growth across these domains helps heal the relationships we have with ourselves and others. In the safety of the therapeutic relationship and environment, the interpersonal connection and collaboration with an attuned, sensitive, empathic therapist helps to alleviate the pain and disconnection that people often suffer. Additionally, the therapeutic relationship facilitates healing, promotes resilience, and helps to restore hope. Psychotherapy is a process; healing and change does not happen to us but rather is a process that happens through us. Therefore, my approach to therapy includes an active and collaborative process.
I specialize in working with people who are struggling with:
Mood related issues such as depression and anxiety
Women’s mental and physical health including maternal issues and infertility
Parenting from an Attachment-based and Interpersonal Neurobiology lens
Coping with transitions such as those that we face in adolescence, young adulthood, and becoming a parent
Issues related to Learning Disorders and/or focus including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)