What to Expect:

In therapy, I perform a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms and behavioral targets, which we then discuss and set goals around. Depending on the nature of treatment, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  (CBT,) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT,)  Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT,) Prolonged Exposure (PE,) or SPACE training. 

I work with patients to understand how their symptoms are negatively affecting their life, and collaborate to make a treatment plan customized to meet their specific goals. I am sensitive to the fact that finding a therapist and beginning therapy can be both overwhelming and intimidating. I take my work very seriously, though I try not to take myself too seriously, finding moments of humor and levity where possible. I am encouraged frequently by the bravery and resilience of my patients in their willingness to face and overcome their fears and anxieties. 

I treat therapy as a collaborative, active experience. Please bring a notebook with you and plan to work on the concepts discussed between sessions.  

Free 20-minute phone consultation

I know that finding the right therapist to work can be both challenging and overwhelming. To that, I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. During your phone consultation we will discuss your treatments needs and goals, and I will share my initial thoughts on how I may be of service to those needs and goals. Call 484/321-6277 or send me a message to schedule your free 20-minute phone consultation.

Berwyn, PA | Philadelphia, PA

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