Counseling and Psychotherapy

Therapy is about healing.  It’s about bringing careful attention to emotional wounds (both old and new) and working with the difficult mental/emotional patterns that interfere with our ability to be healthy and happy.  In my practice, I create a client-centered, safe, and confidential environment that makes this work both possible and rewarding.  I participate fully in the client’s process, holding the space that can allow healing to occur.

Most would describe my style as interactive and relational.  I borrow from an eclectic range of treatment modalities, including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Brainspotting, and psychodynamic approaches.  I work with the client(s) to find the approach that is the best fit and helps the client most effectively reach their goals.  I’m particularly oriented towards approaches that go beyond “coping” to establish more fundamental and authentic relief.

Mindfulness is a core component of my practice.  In short, this means I participate with an open heart and mind and spirit of unconditional acceptance.  Through our work, my clients and I not only identify problematic mental and emotional patterns, but establish a means for resolving these patterns through practices of mindful, compassionate investigation.  The work is not always easy, but true transformation is possible for those willing to engage their own growth and healing.  I aspire to make that transformation as accessible and gentle as possible.

Most of my work is done in-person at my private office in Norwich, Vermont.  It is a quiet, peaceful environment about five minutes from Norwich and Hanover town centers.  The therapeutic process begins with a brief intake phone call, followed by an hour-long in-person assessment.  Subsequent visits are generally around 45 minutes long.

My treatment specialties include: anxiety and depression, trauma, addiction, parenting, teens, relationship issues, major life changes, grief and loss, chronic disease, and chronic feelings of low self-worth (the “not good enough“).  I work with individuals, couples, and families.