Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Durham, New Hampshire. I work with older adolescents and adults who struggle with a variety of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, relational issues, communication issues, low self esteem, parenting concerns and more.
In my work with clients, I strive to help a person better understand and negotiate various aspects of himself/herself/themself in the context of a safe and supportive environment. I work from an integrative approach and draw more specifically from the psychodynamic, relational, and cognitive behavioral theoretical orientations, which means that I believe our early relationships and our core thoughts and behaviors have great influence on our current relationships and personal issues. I believe therapy can lead to many important and exciting self-discoveries, and I enjoy empowering clients as they navigate their way through the various challenges and successes life inevitably brings.
I offer both short and long term individual psychotherapy for older adolescents (generally 16+) and adults. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process that enables an individual, in the context of a confidential relationship, to learn and grow in a safe, open and welcoming environment.
Other Areas of focus
Although I practice as a generalist, I do have extensive experience working with college/graduate students. I also have experience and a particular interest in working with people from diverse and/or underrepresented cultural, racial, and religious/spiritual backgrounds as well as individuals needing support or wishing to explore their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Your privacy and confidentiality are very important to me. The therapeutic environment should feel safe and comfortable - a place where you can share important things about your background as well as your private thoughts and feelings. I will only share information about you with your written permission or in emergency situations when I become concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else.
Includes Harvard Pilgrim,
UBH, and UHC
I am a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's Studies and was awarded my doctoral degree in 2004 in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology - Washington, DC (ASPP/DC).
During my doctoral training, I worked in a variety of settings including an inpatient treatment facility on an adolescent unit and at an outpatient clinic where I worked with children to assess their learning styles and needs. I also completed an externship at The American University Counseling Center. I completed both my pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at the University of New Hampshire Counseling Center. I later served as a Senior Staff Psychologist at the UNH Counseling Center. Additionally, I worked closely with various student service offices to provide outreach and consultation to the greater UNH community.
Before we meet
As you consider whether or not you would like to come in for an appointment, I encourage you to call me for a 10-15 minute complimentary telephone conversation. During this conversation, I invite you to share with me the various issues or concerns that are leading you to seek treatment at this time. My goal in this brief discussion will be to help you identify and determine what next steps might be most helpful to you.
The most important variable to successful therapy is a good therapeutic relationship. I encourage you to come in for an initial consultation (which typically lasts between 1-3 sessions) so you can better determine whether you feel you would benefit from working together with me. During the consultation phase, my goal is to hear your story replete with details of your life history so I can determine if and how I might be most helpful to you. Likewise, these sessions will provide you the opportunity to experience how we could work together and your comfort level in talking to me. If, for whatever reason, we determine I am not the right fit, I will be happy to provide other referrals.
You may leave me a confidential voice-mail by calling my phone at 603.866.1865. You may also contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please be aware that email may not be secure. Please do not include sensitive information in an email and never use it in an emergency.
My office is located at 20 Madbury Road in Durham, New Hampshire in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship building on the corner of Madbury and Woodman Roads. You are welcome to park in either of the two lots adjacent to the building. Please enter the building Madbury Road and have a seat in the entry room. When it is time for your appointment, I will come down to greet you.