As a self-described nerd, I seek out current psychological research and use evidence-based practices that will be beneficial for my clients. My approach is individualized to meet each person’s uniqueness.   I draw from several theoretical orientations, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Solutions-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing


I encourage clients to learn about the procedures, goals, rationales, and possible side effects of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can be highly beneficial but there can also be risks of facing unpleasant feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. These can be part of the psychotherapy process which can ultimately be healing. 


An important aspect of psychotherapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. Through this relationship, psychotherapy can provide support and help to develop coping, communication, self-control, parenting, and problem-solving skills which serve to meet the client’s goals; the client has the ultimate decision and responsibility for those goals. At times, therapy “homework” may be recommended in conjunction with therapy sessions to advance therapy goals.


"Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone." – Lisa Olivera