My Private Practice Philosophy
Psychiatry directly translates into "the healing of the soul.”
I am honored to humbly walk alongside you on your healing journey, aligning your body, mind, and soul for optimal health, wellbeing and transformation.
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
I trust in your innate wisdom and healing process.
I provide personalized and compassionate care that addresses the root cause of your ailments with holistic solutions.
Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation
I deeply listen to you and I am dedicated to understanding your unique story and health concerns. Through active listening and thoughtful questioning, I aim to uncover the root causes of your ailments. I conduct a thorough medical history review and may order lab work to investigate any underlying medical issues related to thyroid, iron-deficiency anemia, or vitamin deficiencies. Using a holistic approach, I develop personalized recommendations that align with your needs and values. Together, we will discuss healing options and move forward collaboratively, one step at a time.
Research demonstrates that medications work the best when it is paired with psychotherapy. I use an eclectic mix of therapies including Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am also influenced by the Polyvagal Theory and somatic healing theories such as Somatic Experiencing and EMDR. These are fancy words for: me listening to you and us working together to address your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and your nervous system's response to stress. We will explore what is getting in the way of your healing and how you can become unstuck. We will work together to empower you by building awareness, insight and developing coping strategies. Issues live in tissues and feeling leads to healing.
Considering starting medications can be a tough decision. Sometimes self-help only goes so far in providing relief. Depending on your needs and values, medications could provide the additional support that you may need. Together, we will explore your thoughts about medications and make an informed decision that's right for you. Taking medications doesn't have to be forever - it can be a temporary tool to help you through a rough patch and enable you to benefit more fully from self-care. Reducing or stopping medications is always an option as well. I'm here to support you every step of the way.
I believe in the integration and union of body, mind and soul. I help connect you to your inner wisdom using modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques and creativity.
Spirituality can play an important part of your well-being. I see spirituality as a broad and inclusive concept, encompassing beliefs and practices that give meaning and purpose to life. I also understand that spirituality can be a source of conflict and distress for some individuals, and we are equipped to provide support and guidance for clients navigating these challenges. Ultimately, my goal is to support you in achieving a sense of wholeness and balance in all aspects of their lives, including your spiritual well-being.
Herbal & Plant-Based Medicine
I use natural supplements to support your treatment which can allow us to use fewer medications for a shorter time, or be able to use lower doses.
I use genetic testing as a tool to see which medication may be best for you.
Wellness & Lifestyle Coaching
Wellness includes physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. We will explore your relationships to nutrition, joyful movement and sleep so you can be at your optimal health. I help bring your goals into reality.
Ecological Distress Support
Do you feel overwhelmed, fearful, or helpless when you hear about melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and devastating natural disasters? It can be hard to even recognize and name this feeling. You might be grappling with the very real feeling of ecological distress or climate grief. Acknowledging and addressing these feelings is a crucial step towards healing and empowerment. Grieving is so brave and it means that you deeply love our planet. I am here to support you in this process and to help you find a sense of empowerment amidst the challenges we face. Together, we can process and navigate the complex emotions that arise in response to ecological distress.
Integrating Psychedelic Experiences
Psychedelic experiences can be transformative and confusing. If you have had a psychedelic experience in the past, I can help you explore the insights and challenges that emerged during your experience, and work with you to integrate those learnings into your life in a meaningful way. It is important to note that I do not currently provide or facilitate the use of psychedelic substances in my practice, but rather focus on supporting individuals in the integration and processing of their experiences.
Areas of Focus
I treat conditions not limited to those listed below; however, these are my specialty areas.