My goal as a therapist is to help you move toward feeling fully alive, present, and engaged in your life — to help you live the kind of life you want. I’ll work with you to identify what is truly important to you and to develop new approaches to your pain, anxiety, and distress so that you can be more engaged with the present, more satisfied with your life.
My primary approach to psychotherapy is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a type of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). ACT is an evidence-based approach to psychotherapy that has been extremely effective at empowering people to face life’s challenges, overcome difficulties, and attain a purposeful and meaningful life.
We all experience pain, but when painful or anxious thoughts and feelings become unmanageable they can dominate our lives and leave us feeling “stuck” — numb, disengaged, confused, distant. I help my clients address those thoughts and feelings directly, so they can overcome the barriers to living their best lives.
Though pain is unavoidable, suffering is not. The goal of ACT is to create a rich and meaningful life while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. “ACT” is an apt acronym, as the therapy is about taking effective action in which we are fully present and guided by our deepest values. Through mindful action, we can create a vital, meaningful life, even in the face of life’s inevitable setbacks, disappointments, and losses.
- Individual Psychotherapy, 50 minutes – $ 200
- Group Therapy, 90 minutes – $ 85