From struggles with self-harm to problems with eating, I’m here to help adults and adolescents — bringing 10 years of clinical and research experience.

I have particular expertise in the following areas. This is not a comprehensive list of issues, so please contact me if you do not see your issue listed or have additional questions.

Eating Problems

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Eating
  • Body Image Problems

Interpersonal challenges

  • Assertiveness
  • Isolation
  • Shyness
  • Difficulty forming relationships

Mood

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Mood Swings

Personality Disorders

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
     

    Anxiety

    • Fear
    • Worry
    • Trauma
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Social Anxiety

      Clinical Approach

      As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have extensive training and expertise in the tools and techniques that promote change and acceptance for my clients. I have a behavioral/cognitive-behavioral orientation that informs my treatment, and I use approaches that are grounded in research.

      Types of Treatment

      Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
      Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (for eating disorders)
      Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including exposure-based therapies
      Prolonged Exposure for PTSD/Trauma

       

      Presentations and consultation

      In addition to providing therapy, I am also available to give talks in the community and local schools, as well as to consult with organizations or individual practitioners. Please contact me directly to discuss how I can best meet your needs.

      Past presentation topics have included "Introduction to Mindfulness," "Managing Suicide and Self-Harm in the Schools," "Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy," and "Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding the Diagnosis and Treatment."

      I have presented to UW Psychiatry Residents, local school faculty and administrators, and students in the Seattle Piano Institute, and for NAMI Eastside.