My Approach

I have a passion for helping my clients navigate through some of life’s trickiest developmental passages — kindergarten, establishing a work identity, becoming a parent, maintaining meaningful relationships, relocation, adjusting to the “empty nest,” and coping with the effects of aging.


As a fully certified EMDR practitioner, I take a collaborative, integrative approach, which begins by creating a safe listening space. Believing in both the “art” and “science” of psychotherapy, I maintain an open mind and draw upon the wisdom of IFS, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Interpersonal

Neurobiology, Health and Neuroscience. 


 The AIP (Adaptive Information Processing) model/EMDR:  Carefully researched and effective in helping clients suffering from adverse life events, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, AIP/EMDR is a highly integrative approach based on a stan dard protocol. It addresses the past only for how it impacts the present and the future and pays attention to the interplay of beliefs, cognitions, feelings, and the body in the process of healing. For more information, visit


 Sandplay:  I am extensively trained in Sandplay therapy and am fortunate to have a Sandplay box in my office, which I find particularly effective for use with children ages 5 to 10. Through the “hands-on” therapeutic work of Sandplay, I help clients tap into their psyche’s natural capacity for healing.

I, often, use a combined Sandtray/EMDR approach. 


 Internal Family Systems Model: This model normalizes the complexities of our selves as human beings. It encourages self-exploration and curiosity. For more info, visit


 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy:  This approach directly pays heed to the importance of the body in resolving trauma by focusing on the somatic and sensorimotor responses.

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