Humanistic Psychology believes that humans are unique individuals, who are innately good. Humanistic Psychology also holds that humans are motivated to pursue things that will help them achieve their full potential, and that humans are always looking for new ways to grow, to learn, and experience psychological growth.
The way that I incorporate Humanistic Psychology into my work is by having the basic understanding that each person who comes into my office is unique and is the expert about themselves. I strive for collaboration in my work with each individual I am working with. I also believe that each person is motivated for change, although this may naturally vary in intensity over time.
I strive, and diligently work to create an environment supportive to people with all body sizes/shapes, races and ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, genders, and religious affiliations.
Eating Disorder Treatment
I believe that if you are struggling with your relationship with your body, food, movement and exercise, that healing is possible. I have experience working with both individuals and families who are struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, exercise/movement, body image, and other aspects of eating disorders. I believe that healing and recovery is possible for both the individual and family.
My belief is that eating disorders and disordered eating develop to help us cope and protect us through difficult and stressful situations in life. In order to have a life of recovery, with more meaningful connections with ourself and others, the eating disorder needs to explored and other, more adaptive, things need to take the eating disorders place. This is possible through the use of new skills, new interests, and more meaningful connections.
I use a framework from a variety of leaders in the field of eating disorders and disordered eating. Using principles from 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, a Health at Every Size® standpoint, concepts from Intuitive Eating, and an "all foods fit" perspective, I believe that recovery is possible for every individual.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
In my work, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to explore the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the impact that each has on their day to day life. By understanding the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, you can begin to challenge automatic negative thoughts, understand and change behaviors, and begin to feel different emotions.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
One of the main tenets of Dialectal Behavioral Therapy is that all people are, at any given point in time, doing the best they can. I carry this with me in every interaction I have, as it comes from a strengths based approach and assumes that everybody is trying to better their life. Dialectal Behavior Therapy also holds that two seemingly opposite perspectives can be true, which supports balance and helping one see the gray area, away from a black-or-white perspective. Dialectal Behavior Therapy increases mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation skills.
Fees, Insurance, and Cancellation Information
$125 per 45-55 minute Individual Session
$145 per 55 minute Family Session
$45 per each additional 30 minutes of session time
I have a limited number of sliding scale spaces available based on economic hardship or need. Please reach out to me to talk about this more. The session fee is due at the time of service via cash, check, or credit card.
I am currently not in network with any insurance companies and am only accepting private pay clients. If you are wanting to use out-of-network benefits, I am able to provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
I require 24-hour notice of cancellation or reschedule. You will be responsible for the full cost of the session if you do not show up for our scheduled appointment, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice. Thank you for your understanding.