Psychotherapy

I am committed to excellence in clinical practice and non-judgmental empathy toward every client, no matter their background, life history, or current circumstances. My clients are people, first and foremost, and I strive to provide evaluation and intervention of the highest caliber.

My scope of practice encompasses adults and adolescents facing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder along with the panoply of secondary reactions and comorbid diagnoses that can occur along with or as a result of traumatic exposures.  These include relationship conflict, divorce, addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, and loss. I am versed in clinical and scholarly work on persons of diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.

I have a particular interest in the co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress and addiction. Research on this phenomenon suggests that post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction (substance use disorders) are closely associated. Persons struggling with addiction recovery and post-traumatic stress often have difficulty finding providers with experience in both areas. I welcome people at any stage of addiction recovery into my practice, as long as they are willing and able to participate fully and voluntarily in the treatment process. If you are curious to know whether you might be able to benefit from psychotherapy for co-occurring post-traumatic stress and substance use disorder, I encourage you to contact me.

My therapeutic approach incorporates evidence-based treatments such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and other efficacious interventions for post-traumatic stress and related issues. Above all, I take a flexible, patient-centered, and open-minded approach to treatment that regards patients as whole people and not simply “problems to solve.” As a result, my clinical practice also incorporates and applies a wide range of source material, including experiential/constructivist psychotherapy philosophies and scientific literature from the social, cognitive, and neurobiological subdisciplines of psychology.

My practice office is centrally located in Saratoga Springs, minutes from Exit 15 on I-87 and conveniently close to other major hubs.

If you live anywhere in the state of New York and have internet access with a connected camera, I may be able to work with you remotely via telehealth. This is determined on a case-by-case basis; some patients and clinical situations may be inappropriate for this medium. Please ask me for details if you’re interested.