I am a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker who works in private practice in Durham, North Carolina. I currently provide individual and couple therapy to adults and young adults, primarily in the Triangle area, and also elsewhere throughout NC. I also currently provide therapy to individuals in Florida and am registered as a Telehealth Provider in Florida: https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
My foundational training was in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and sexual health and sexuality concerns. I focus my continuing education efforts on relationship/couple concerns, as well as treatment approaches to suffering related to trauma.
I make sure to train in newer, more specific therapies with regularity. I continue to train in Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapies, such as Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) as well as Somatic Psychotherapies (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy among others). And I am an active member of a long-standing peer supervision group that works to support and enhance the skill and character of the therapist; we are committed to examining our own contributions to the therapeutic process and relationship.
In previous work environments I provided counseling to students through individual, couple and group therapy at Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and counseled survivors of sexual trauma and/or relationship violence at the Durham Crisis Response Center. I am trained as a yoga instructor, and I incorporate mindfulness skills and body-oriented awareness into my psychotherapy practice.
I hold a Master of Social Work degree from Smith College School for Social Work in Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s of the Arts in English, Speech and Language from Mary Washington College in Virginia (now the University of Mary Washington).
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Continued Personal Growth/Change
Spirituality and/or being on a Human Journey
Life Transitions and/or Adjustment Disorders
Increasing Emotional and Body Awareness
Emotional Eating and/or Body Image Concerns
Gay/Lesbian/Queer Identity Issues
Grief and Loss
Issues Involving Oppression
Sexual Health or Relational Concerns