I believe the therapeutic relationship to be the foundation of an effective therapeutic process, one that is based on safety, collaboration and trust. With me, therapy is a time and space to be curious about your inner experiences, so you can explore what will create and your healthiest self. In addition to exploring the difficult events and emotions you may be experiencing, therapy is also a time to celebrate your successes and victories, to explore and reconnect with your hopes and dreams, a time and place just for you.
My clinical framework is most strongly rooted in the humanistic-existential approach to therapy. This means that I maintain a client-centered approach which emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic alliance, empathy, and unconditional support which lead to a deeper sense of self-awareness and understanding.
I am continuously in awe of yoga’s ability to heal, both emotionally and physically. The mind-body connection is undeniable and yoga and mindfulness are effective in creating a greater sense of ease, peace and confidence within our selves. I incorporate psychotherapeutic yoga into the therapy session through gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, and guided meditation and relaxation as effective tools to regulate mood, improve depression, and reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, a consistent mindfulness practice can improve concentration, focus, sleep, and supports us in reaching health and wellness goals.
I also pull from other treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which explores our thought patterns and how they affect our emotions and behaviors, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), a framework that compassionately acknowledges our human experience of having different “parts.”
Non-Licensed Psychotherapist, Vermont State Roster Number: 097.0117729
Certified Yoga Instructor
Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Johnson State College, May 2015
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Laughing River Yoga, May 2017
Accepted insurances include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Vermont Medicaid, and some Aetna policies.
If I am not contracted with your insurance I offer an out of pocket rate of $125 for initial appointment and $100 for subsequent sessions. Please ask me about my sliding scale fee if you are unable to afford the hourly rate.
Please note that if you have Medicare as your primary insurance and Medicaid as a secondary, I am unable to bill Medicaid.