Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Probably my most outstanding characteristic as a therapist is that I don't judge. How can I, when my own life has been imperfect and often messy? I believe we are all good people, doing the best we can, and it is my privilege to welcome a few splendid souls into my office.
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Practicing Since: 1999
The only two certainties for human beings are life and death. What we do between those two goalposts is up to us. How do we live with joy and excitement knowing that life is temporary? How do we live with joy and excitement when it seems our lives have dragged on for too long? Acknowledging and accepting the realities of human existence frees us up to engage fully and create lives worth living.
I have been a DBT therapist for over 15 years. The approach informs all of my work with clients and I integrate skills training into both individual and couples therapy.
How we think about things affects our behaviors. How we behave affects how we think and what we believe. Too often our beliefs about ourselves or other people do what they do are distorted or incomplete. Challenging those beliefs opens up new ways of behaving and interacting with ourselves and the world.
I have had the enormous privilege of working with veterans and their families for 15 years. Although I am not a vet myself, I have learned a great deal about military culture and the ongoing impact of military service. As veterans have expanding choices for receiving treatment in the public sector, I hope to provide another resource for the support and treatment they have earned.
Sexuality, parenting adult children, estrangements from family members, living with chronic illness and chronic pain, retirement, choices about where and how to live, and end of life issues are just some of the topics I have enjoyed addressing with my clients of mature years. Being a not-so-young person myself, I have a particular interest in helping my peers live full and interesting lives.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (cbt-i) is an evidence based, six- to eight-session treatment that quite simply helps people achieve more satisfactory sleep. I have been extensively trained in this modality, and also help patients with CPAP machines increase their tolerance and improve adherence to treatment plans. You can learn the tools to sleep well without medications!
I have been working with veterans for fifteen years, and a majority of my clients suffer from PTSD related to combat trauma, childhood trauma, or sexual trauma, or, far too often, a combination of these. I won't lie to you: people who suffer from this kind of catastrophic pain are never going to be the same as if it hadn't happened. The good news: you can have a life worth living. Therapy helps.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a brief, evidence-based therapy that has been repeatedly shown to help clients improve their sleep. Whether your goal is to get more sleep, fall asleep faster, or stay asleep longer, CBT-I offers effective solutions. The group will teach you a combination of behavioral and cognitive changes you can make to reach your sleep goals.
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