I practice therapy through a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic framework, which means that I am interested in helping you understand the way your past currently affects your life in order for you to develop a healthier and happier today and tomorrow. We will process the current troubles and symptoms you are struggling with in collaboration with each other. By developing insight and learning how to cope with challenging emotions, therapy can propel you forward into a healthier and more fulfilling life. I approach each patient with nonjudgmental curiosity and will help you to develop this curiosity about yourself as well.
Beginning therapy can be an overwhelming process. Recognizing this, I employ deep compassion and empathy for my patients’ struggles. Working together, we will learn more of the “why’s” behind the challenges you are facing and will come up with ways to help you feel and function in healthier ways.
In addition to my psychodynamic framework, I also incorporate other helpful treatment modalities as needed, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), mindfulness and meditation, CBT/DBT skills and psychoeducation.
When treating those with eating disorders, I collaborate with your multidisciplinary treatment team, including your Registered Dietician, Physician, and Psychiatrist. If you do not have a treatment team, I will help you to develop one so that all aspects of your health and wellbeing are addressed. It is very important for your physician to assess any medical complications related to your eating disorder and to help evaluate if outpatient therapy is an appropriate level of care.
I am fully trained (and in the process of becoming Certified) in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). “EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms”. Please visit EMDRIA.org to learn more.
Similarly, when treating perinatal women I work collaboratively with your other care/support professionals such as doulas, midwives, psychiatrists, etc. If you do not have a team of providers yet, I can help you to create a team of supportive, informed professionals to work with you during this important time in your life.