I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over 15 years. I work at the intersection of trauma and postpartum disorders, specializing in psychotherapy for women who have experienced trauma and are struggling with postpartum disorders.
My therapeutic approach is integrative, but I am most aligned with Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). This is an evidence-based therapy that is highly effective for postpartum disorders. IPT focuses on improving social support, resolving grief and loss, adjusting to major life transitions, and resolving interpersonal disputes. I also focus on understanding your core belief system and use CBT and DBT techniques to identify and modify beliefs that may not be accurate anymore.
I practice trauma-informed care, a lense through which all behavior is seen as learned, adaptive, and having served you well at some time. This is a non-pathologizing approach to psychotherapy. This approach is informed by the idea that behavior is really a coping mechanism, albeit one that may not be adaptive anymore. Most clients find that this lense allows for curiosity, self-compassion, and growth.
I believe it is important to address trauma individually, rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. I integrate aspects of somatic psychotherapy, CBT, and relational models. I will focus on how trauma has interfered with your connection to others. I will also focus on how trauma has disrupted your nervous system. Because trauma is held in both the mind and body, many clients find it helpful to build a toolbox for self-regulation using different methods.
Each of us holds unique resources for dealing with adversity, and I encourage clients to tap into their own strengths and resilience. I hope to help clients move from trauma toward a life of meaning and purpose.