Individual Therapy for Adolescents & Adults
I employ evidence-based therapies to help people address difficulties with depression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, angry outbursts, grief & loss, and emotion dysregulation ("mood swings"). I have received training in the following specific modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression
Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for PTSD
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD
Panic Control Treatment for Panic Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 1:1 for Adolescents & Adults
I provide individual DBT therapy for adolescents and adults. I actively collaborate with other DBT professions to provide a team approach. I will assist DBT patients in facilitating participation in a DBT Group Therapy Program as appropriate. I also participate in a regular DBT Training Team for consultation and professional development.
I work closely with couples experiencing relationship dissatisfaction, infidelity, or conflict. We work towards enhancing intimacy, improving communication, and reducing tension. I have received advanced training in Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT).
Animal-Assisted Interventions (Pet Therapy)
Animal-assisted inventions, sometimes referred to as therapy animal visits, are an opportunity for clients who are seen in the office. Belle, an 8-year-old rescue dog, and I are a registered therapy team with Pet Partners. Pet Partners is a nationally recognized organization with the highest standards in the industry. This means that Belle and I have completed education and been evaluated to possess adequate skills, aptitude and temperament for such work. In order to obtain and maintain Pet Partners registration, we undergo extensive and ongoing training and evaluations as well as maintain a standard of grooming and veterinary care.
Professional Training & Supervision
I provide education on a variety of topics related to mental health for professional development and members of the community. In the past, these included:
Interview for The Best of Raleigh-Durham Magazine
Lectures on Grief, Suicide, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Anxiety Disorders for graduate-level students at Elon University.
Lecture "Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD" for mental health professionals as part of JFS Clinical Connection series.