Admitting that you need help can be hard. Making the decision to start therapy can be a difficult one. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. So, congratulate yourself on taking the first step toward healing. I have experience working with diverse children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group therapy. My clinical areas of focus include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, substance use, women’s issues, severe mental illness, issues related to race and gender, and overall life transitions. I strive to create an authentic alliance with my clients that is based on trust and mutual respect. I work to incorporate empathy, compassion, and humor to help you reach your fullest potential. My integrated approach utilizes techniques from psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I help my clients to merge experiences from the past and present in order to foster optimal functioning. I strongly believe in the fundamental strength of each person and will work with you in reaching your goals.