I have worked as a clinician for an outpatient eating disorder clinic since 2006. I specialize in treating adult and teen clients in my private practice, who are working on issues related to eating, anxiety, mood instability, trauma, self-harm, and/or suicidal ideation.
I have an eclectic approach to therapy that incorporates research-based treatments, as well as other approaches that target the best fit and goals for the client. I believe in utilizing humor in my treatment while building a deep understanding of a client's need to be heard.
I enjoy helping to guide each client in her or his own best path. I value working with people from diverse backgrounds, including those with cultural, religious, sexual orientation or gender questioning/fluid identities.
I graduated from the University of Miami with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a specialty in Health in 2006. Since 2002, I have worked in hospital and clinical settings. In addition to my clinical training, I have conducted research on trauma and mind/body connection.
The effect that trauma has on your life is important to address in therapy. In treatment, we may first work on ways to cope with everyday issues using skills to help you feel more grounded and safe. We may incorporate skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into treatment along with other grounding techniques like meditation or body awareness. Where applicable and when you are ready, we may be able to do trauma treatments like Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). We would work together to find what works best for you.