"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently." -Pema Chodron
"Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different." -Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
All of us at some point in our lives desire a change. However, it's not always easy. In fact, the stress of everyday life and difficult situations can even lead to clinical symptoms that rob us of the chance to enjoy a deep, meaningful and value-filled life. Often times it can be difficult to determine where to start. Some paths are more manageable if we allow ourselves to travel with someone who can help us to explore areas for personal growth and transformation, focusing on our own individual goals and values with a nonjudgmental presence. Therapy offers a unique opportunity and safe place to decide how we would like our lives to be different.
In my psychology practice, I work with individuals who find themselves desiring a life change for the better. I work with adolescents as young as 13 as well as adults. Typically I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, and supportive therapy methods tailored to a client's individual needs, wants, and desires. I help people develop more flexible, healthy ways of coping with often painful and challenging emotion and thoughts including trauma, grief, abuse, depression and others.
I earned my doctorate from Nova Southeastern University's Center for Psychological Studies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and am a licensed clinical psychologist at The Integral Psychology Center in Madison, Wisconsin.