I am a seasoned clinician with over 20 years of experience. I provide therapy for adults who are primarily struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma. I also have extensive experience helping individuals navigate challenging relationships and life events.
I offer in-person sessions in Dunedin as well as video sessions for clients throughout Florida.
I'm a psychology nerd and stay up-to-date on the latest mental health research and news. I'm continuously learning and doing my own growth work so I can be the most authentic version of myself. I am an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion for all.
I use evidence-based treatments, specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
ART is my favorite approach for multiple reasons. It's the quickest and most effective treatment I have seen in my career. ART does not require you to share details of your problem. Using guided eye movements, your brain reprocesses images and memories, thereby reducing the physical and emotional intensity associated with negative experiences. ART also helps you identify and change negative thought patterns that may be contributing to your distress, empowering you to develop healthier coping strategies. ART aims to provide long-term relief by addressing the root causes of distress. Single-incident events are often resolved in 1-2 sessions. More chronic or complicated issues usually resolve within 5 sessions.
Learn more: https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/
IS THIS YOU?
You struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, phobias, or grief. Distressing symptoms interfere with living your best life. You have difficulty setting boundaries and communicating clearly in relationships. You're ready to learn how to manage difficult emotions rather than be overwhelmed or ruled by them. You're ready to truly heal from trauma rather than compartmentalize it. Maybe previous therapy hasn't helped and you are curious about trying Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
I can help you get unstuck from negative events in the past and confront any distorted thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back. I will motivate you to take effective action steps instead of repeating the behaviors that aren’t working for you.
I strive to help you find a balance between acceptance and change. We'll work on accepting yourself and your emotions as they are while also recognizing where change and growth are needed. We'll work on developing self-compassion. Self-compassion involves treating oneself with kindness, understanding, and acceptance, especially during difficult times. You'll also develop skills for managing uncomfortable emotions, communicating assertively and setting boundaries.
Peace does not mean to be in a place with no noise, trouble, or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
University of Texas, 1995, Bachelors in Psychology
Florida State University, 1998, Masters in Social Work
Licensed in Clinical Social Work in 2000 (Florida SW6253)
Certified Master in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
OUT OF NETWORK
Am I out of network with your insurance plan?
Call them and ask if you have any out of network benefits for outpatient mental health.
If so, I will provide you with a detailed receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
$120 per session
Good Faith Estimate
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If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
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1022 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698