I operate from a theoretically integrative orientation that considers the individual at all of the various levels of functioning: the neuro-biological, cognitive, affective, relational, and sociocultural. The essential base of my therapeutic approach is the creation of a safe, warm, authentic, transparent, non-judgmental and collaborative space, which emphasizes the salience of a therapeutic alliance, positive regard, acceptance, and empathic understanding. I incorporate cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused interventions in an integrative fashion to address specific client problems. When working with children and adolescents, I incorporate interventions in a way that is age and developmentally sensitive, using play, art, music, and movement as alternative mediums for self-expression and orchestrating skill-building activities and role-plays to help teach effective coping strategies.
Though I view myself as a generalist and have experience treating a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, identity and adjustment concerns, I specialize in treating survivors of interpersonal trauma and have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, childhood sexual abuse, and other forms of childhood maltreatment. I have been trained in and have experience utilizing empirically supported treatments for PTSD, including TF-CBT for children and adolescents and Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for adults.
Turning Leaf Therapy, LLC